While most of us want to be employed in a full-time job, for many people part-time employment – to allow time for study, childcare, and other activities – is not only necessary, but also desirable.
But which part-time jobs pay their employees the most?
Glassdoor, the jobs and recruitment website has compiled data on the jobs with the best salaries for part-time workers by looking at total median, annual base salary for UK employees working part-time.
Not all jobs on the list are part-time only, but Glassdoor only used data on part-time workers. Employment opportunities range from lecturer, all the way to beauticians, and warehouse workers.
Speaking about its research, Diarmuid Russell, Glassdoor’s Head of International said: “Part-time work can be a great way to give people the ability to combine work with time to enjoy other interests, whether it’s to improve work-life balance, create more time for family or earn extra money whilst studying.”
What they do: Store managers are tasked with looking after the shop floor of retailers on the high street. Along with the day-to-day running of their stores, managers can be responsible for interviewing staff, taking stock, and organising staff rotas and holidays.
10. Front Desk Manager
What they do: Front desk managers work in hotels, bed and breakfasts, and are tasked with ensuring that guests can get into their rooms speedily, as well as dealing with any general queries they may have. Front desk managers are the first and last impression that a guest gets of an establishment, so good people skills are a must.
9. Office Assistant
What they do: The office assistant’s job duties vary, but usually include tasks like typing, filing, taking inventory, keeping records and sorting checks. They may also prepare documents, process mail, and answer telephones.
8. Beauty Consultant
What they do: A beauty consultant typically works behind a cosmetics or skincare counter of a department store or commercial outlet and advises customers on the best products to buy that will suit their needs.
7. Brand Ambassador
What they do: Brand ambassadors work to promote certain products to targeted customers in order to increase awareness, create a specific image, generate sales opportunities. Ambassadors can be anybody from celebrities like Kris Jenner to university students, and promote things like high end cosmetics, energy drinks, and sports equipment.
What they do: Tutors instruct students outside school settings and often prepare them for examinations. Tutors often work with less academically gifted students to try and get them the best grades possible. They are often students themselves, or can be teachers just looking to make a little extra cash.
5. Warehouse Worker
What they do: Warehouse workers usually have a variety of roles, including but not limited to: preparing orders by processing requests and supply orders, pulling materials, packing boxes, placing orders for delivery, and delivering packages to customers.
4. Teaching Assistant
What they do: Teaching assistants do pretty much what their job title suggests. They are tasked with assisting teachers in schools to help pupils get the best possible experience out of their schooling.
3. Research Assistant
What they do: Research Assistants work in a wide range of different fields in the sciences and social sciences. They are usually based in one or more university departments and work on projects alone, or collaboratively with colleagues in the same institution or in another university.
2. Business Analyst
What they do: Investigating a company’s activities to make them more efficient, business analysts play a key role by testing systems and providing competitive commercial solutions,
What they do: Responsible for the education of university level students, lecturers can teach anything from architecture to business studies. They are often prominent academics or business people who devote much of their time to other activities.
“Lecturers are often successful business people or entrepreneurs in their own right, brought in for specific experience in the world of business, politics and the arts,” Diarmuid Russell said in a statement from Glassdoor.