I make £210,000 a year doing job that no one wants to do – but I absolutely love it | The Sun

A HARD working Brit can earn up to £200,000 a year doing a job others wince at.

Stephen Fry, 34, lives in millionaires' playground Kensington, West London, and even goes on luxury holidays to the Maldives.

And he can afford all this thanks to his job as a Pimlico Plumber – where some colleagues earn more than £200,000 a year.

He told the Mail on Sunday in 2018: "You can go to a place where some woman has water gushing through the ceilings and is crying, so it’s a nice feeling when you stop the water and make her happy.

"I can’t really see myself stopping any time soon, to be honest. I enjoy my work. I’m a worker. I’ll be working till I drop, I think."

Stephen started his career after securing an apprenticeship through his local Jobcentre aged 17.

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He then set up his own business in his early 20s but now works as a self-employed tradesman for bog busters Pimlico Plumbers.

The job sees Stephen grafting from 8am to 6pm on weekdays and he's on call overnight on Monday and Tuesday.

But the long hours mean pay off, meaning he can afford a life of prime location living and nice holidays that most Brits can only dream of.

Pimlico Plumbers, on call 24/7, were founded in 1979 by Charlie Mullins.

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The 70-year-old says around a dozen of his 225 tradesmen earn more than £200,000 a year.

And he even claims half earn £100,000 or more.

Explaining the vast salaries to MailOnline, he said: "The reason we pay so well is we need to attract the top tradesmen in the industry.

"I believe that you get what you pay for."

He added Pimlico charges more per hour than many of its rivals but also claimed his workers tend to complete jobs quicker.

Back in 2018, Charlie – worth an estimated £70 million – said a shortage of plumbers had seen him increase wages by around 25 per cent over five years.

It is a problem being faced today – as plumbers, as well as plasterers and builders, were netting over £1,000 a week.

The December 2022 surge ws down to a post-Covid skills shortage, with many tradespeople having left the country, given up or retired.

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Britain is said to be short of 250,000 construction workers — while just three per cent of young people are considering a career in the industry.

However, despite the economic slump, many construction companies say they have full order books and need staff.

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