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The best jobs for work life balance and their salaries revealed

New research suggests a reduction in salary doesn’t have to be the only way to achieve work life balance

Many UK workers are constantly striving for a better work-life balance and many think the only way to achieve this is to reduce their salaries. Transitioning to a four-day work week, flexible working or going to part-time hours are all options but may mean a lower wage.

However, the new research by Glassdoor suggests this isn’t necessarily the case. They have compiled a list of the top 15 jobs for work-life balance in UK, and many of them have higher typical salaries than the current national average of just under £29,000 for full-time roles.

This is positive news of course, given that workplace stress and burnout is now officially a medical diagnosis.

“Not everyone prioritises money, so if you are looking for a job offering a good work-life balance then these roles definitely stand out,” says Glassdoor’s Economic Research Analyst, Amanda Stansell. “Many of them also offer well above average salaries for the UK, proving it is possible to find a job that pays good money yet doesn’t take over your life.”

Stansell also says that Glassdoor’s research suggests opportunities for flexible working may be more widespread than we think.

“Despite very few jobs in the UK being advertised explicitly as ‘flexible’, many of the jobs in our ranking can be found in a wide range of industries, which goes to show that there is potential to keep a reasonable limit on working hours with all sorts of different employers,” she adds.

Glassdoor’s list of the top jobs for work-life balance are:

  1. Sales Development Representative

Work-life balance rating: 4.6

Typical base salary: £27,000

  1. Research Fellow

Work-life balance rating: 4.6

Typical base salary: £34,000

  1. Customer Success Manager

Work-life balance rating: 4.5

Typical base salary: £40,000

  1. Marketing Assistant

Work-life balance rating: 4.4

Typical base salary: £20,000

  1. Engagement Manager

Work-life balance rating: 4.4

Typical base salary: £48,000

  1. Data Scientist

Work-life balance rating: 4.4

Typical base salary: £46,000

  1. Recruiter

Work-life balance rating: 4.3

Typical base salary: £25,000

  1. Copywriter

Work-life balance rating: 4.2

Typical base salary: £29,000

  1. Web Developer

Work-life balance rating: 4.2

Typical base salary: £31,000

  1. Audit Manager

Work-life balance rating: 4.2

Typical base salary: £52,000

  1. Recruiting Manager

Work-life balance rating: 4.1

Typical base salary £40,000

  1. Operations Analyst

Work-life balance rating: 4.1

Typical base salary: £30,000

  1. Executive Assistant

Work-life balance rating: 4.1

Typical base salary: £37,000

  1. Product manager

Work-life balance rating: 4.1

Typical base salary: £52,500

  1. HR Business Partner

Work-life balance rating: 4.1

Typical base salary: £49,000

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