Exploring which jobs have the best work-life balance scores – and whether you’ll have to pick between your lifestyle or your salary…
As each Monday rolls around, you may find yourself wishing your weeks featured less work and more leisure. It’s a common wish and one that often appears to involve a level of financial sacrifice.
After all (and as Recruiting Times reports), this choice often entails a shorter working week and/or part-time hours, which often spells reduced pay.
Well, the latest research by Glassdoor has identified the 15 best roles for work-life balance, with 13 of these meeting or exceeding the national salary average.
The top 10 work-life balance jobs are…
Please note: the brackets indicate the standard national base salary for each role.
- Sales Development Representative (£27,000)
- Research fellow (£34,000)
- Customer Success Manager (£40,000)
- Marketing Assistant (£20,000)
- Engagement Manager (£48,000)
- Data Scientist (£46,000)
- Recruiter (£25,000)
- Copywriter (£29,000)
- Web Developer (£31,000)
- Audit Manager (£52,000)
The complete job list and associated ratings can be found in the original post.
Using these findings…
We agree with the positive sentiments expressed in the piece. These findings show that you don’t always have to sacrifice your salary level in order to achieve a more favourable working lifestyle.
What’s more, as Glassdoor suggests, the vast majority of the roles listed can be found in a variety of working sectors and industries.
As ever, we encourage you to do your research to gain more of an understanding of what’s realistic for you to achieve locally. Regularly visiting our jobs page will allow you to see the salaries offered in a variety of different roles.
Your career choices are also highly individual. One person’s ideal work-life balance may be quite different from another’s. Plus what suits you at one point in your career can change with time. Where possible, seek to understand what matters to you…and let your recruitment consultant know your job search priorities!