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Travelling as career for people who love it

Travelling as career for people who love it

The people who love to travel and gets paid for doing it

For a few lucky people, travelling is just part of the job. Some of these roles, like airline pilots, may be obvious, but other jobs that involve frequent jet-setting might surprise you.

Indeed, the number one job site in the UK, looked at their listings to put together a list of the 15 highest-paying jobs for people with itchy feet.

The company looked at the salary of each job as well as the amount of time per year spent travelling in the role, based on figures specified in job adverts and on reviews people had written about various roles.

Here are the 15 highest-paying jobs for travel-seekers, ranked in ascending order by salary.

15. Stagehand — £8.22 per hour.

Stagehands set up props and scenery during plays and move things around when scenes change, a role that involves travelling to different theatres around the world throughout their entire contract.

Average time spent travelling per year: 6 month contract.

14. Ski Instructor — £15,798 per year.

How much travelling you do as a ski instructor depends on how much of the year you work as one, and where you go. It’s generally a seasonal job, but there are some glaciers where you can ski all year round, such as The Hintertux in Austria.

Average time spent travelling per year: Based on the season.

13. Flight Attendant — £20,419 per year.

Flight attendants, understandably, travel up to 100% of the time. Some airlines have more opportunity for employees to travel long distances than others.

Average time spent travelling per year: Up to 100%.

12. Travel Agent — £24,333 per year.

Travel agents wander the globe to find the best locations, hotels, rental cars, and tours for their clients.

Average time spent travelling per year: 30-40%.

11. Recruiter — £30,351 per year.

People who work in recruitment travel to meet clients and make connections in companies all over the world.

Average time spent travelling per year: At least 20%.

10. Pharmaceutical Sales Rep — £32,062 per year.

10. Pharmaceutical Sales Rep — £32,062 per year.

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Sales reps in the pharmaceutical industry spend up to half their time travelling to various hospitals, nursing homes, and doctors’ offices.

Average time spent travelling per year: At least 50%.

9. Travel Photographer — £32,470 per year.

As the name suggests, people who take photographs of their travels are travelling more or less 100% of the time. It makes sense that the more you travel, the better you are at this kind of role.

Average time spent travelling per year: Up to 100%.

8. Travel Writer — £32,791 per year.

The same goes for travel writers who spend all of their time going around the world sampling the food, culture, and lifestyle of different countries.

Average time spent travelling per year: Up to 100%.

7. Auditor — £34,062 per year.

7. Auditor — £34,062 per year.

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Auditors prepare and examine financial records, and may need to travel to ensure all their clients are paying their taxes on time.

Average time spent travelling per year: Up to 15%.

6. Global Events Manager — £34,519 per year.

6. Global Events Manager — £34,519 per year.

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People who plan events have to spend at least half of their time travelling around finding the right venues in various countries across the world. They also have to make catering and entertainment contacts.

Average time spent travelling per year: Up to 50%.

5. Airline Pilot — £34,575 per year.

5. Airline Pilot — £34,575 per year.

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Like flight attendants, pilots are always travelling — because their job is to take people from country to country.

Average time spent travelling per year: Up to 100%.

4. Retail Buyer — £39,175 per year.

Retail buyers travel to attend trade shows, meet wholesalers, and visit stores.

Average time spent travelling per year: At least 10%.

3. Travel Nurse — £42,886 per year.

3. Travel Nurse — £42,886 per year.

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A travel nurse is hired to locations for a limited amount of time, usually 13 weeks. They move around the country wherever they are needed.

Average time spent travelling per year: 13 week contract.

2. Freelance Designer — £45,754 per year.

Freelance designers travel around the world to wherever their clients are — and can be paid a lot of money for their talents.

Average time spent travelling per year: Up to 100%.

1. Management Consultant — £55,236 per year.

Perhaps a surprising winner, management consultants have the highest-paying job that allows them to travel. They visit organisations and companies around the world wherever they are needed to help solve issues, maximise growth, and improve overall business performance.

Competition is stiff and salaries aren’t always something to write home about, but here’s our pick of the best jobs to turn that daydream into reality.

It is often the dilemma of clients who want to travel for a living—they know what they want, but they’re sure they’d never find a job that would pay them to explore the world, or that if they could find a gig like that, they’d never make enough money.

Even if travel isn’t your thing, try to listen more intently to yourself about what it is that you really want to do in this life, and do it. The only one holding you back is you!

Do you work hard just to squeeze in a week of vacation once or twice each year? That’s better than nothing, although some might argue these rushed trips make you more of a tourist versus a traveler. And either way, if you truly love to travel, a week or two each year might not be enough, right?

To help you decide which world travel job could be a fit for you, I’ve divided them into two categories – jobs that require a location commitment and jobs that can be done from almost anywhere.

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