The best paid part-time jobs have been revealed

There is no need to work long hours to earn a decent living in these careers.

Ben Chapman
Wednesday 12 October 2016 18:08

More people now work part-time than ever. Over 8 million people have now shunned (or been forced out of) the drudgery of a 9 to 5, whether it's to improve work-life balance, create more time for family or earn extra money whilst studying.

While wages have stagnated in the post-financial crisis world, new data showing the highest-paying part-time jobs proves that no one needs to slave away for countless hours a week in order to earn a decent salary.

In fact, the top positions on this list pay more than the average full-time salary.

Which jobs are the best paid?

For those looking to maximise their earnings whilst still keeping time for a life, the mantra should be “education, education, education”, - people working in this field take home the top pay packets for part-time work. Lecturers lead the list, on an average salary of £36,513, while tutors and teaching assistants also feature in the top ten.

Offering an explanation, Glassdoor’s Diarmuid Russell said: “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. While not everyone has a track record in the private sector, there are opportunities to be had in the academic world for people with the right skills and background.”

At the other end of the spectrum, those in the catering industry can expect to be short-changed. Restaurant managers pocket a median salary of £14,400, while baristas take just £13,600.

The report was compiled from anonymous survey data on Glassdoor and the full list is below:





Business Analyst



Research Assistant



Teaching Assistant



Warehouse Worker






Brand Ambassador



Beauty Consultant



Office Assistant



Front Desk Manager


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