The 9 to 5 is dying. Long live making your own hours.
Increasingly, employees want to be able to choose the hours they work. “After competitive pay and benefits, the top things employees say are very important in a potential jobs are: “being able to work flexibly and still be on track for promotion” which was tied at 74% with “working with colleagues, including my boss, who support my efforts to work flexibly,” according to a study be EY.
For their part, many employers are responding. A 2017 study from the Society for Human Resource Management found that “57% offered flextime, allowing employees to choose their work hours within limits established by the employer.”
Brie Reynolds, the senior career specialist at FlexJobs, says this uptick in companies offering flexible scheduling has occurred as more workers — especially millennials, older people and parents — have demanded such arrangements, and as the labor market has strengthened, making it harder to attract and retail talent.
But, of course, there are sometimes downsides to scheduling flexibility, with some workers who have a flex schedule getting paid less than those who show their faces in the office from 9 to 5 each day. And of course, whether you get flex time often depends on what job you have within the company (and, of course, your standing in that job).
That’s why Moneyish asked compensation data and software provider PayScale to identify jobs that frequently offer workers a flex schedule — and that pay well. Payscale looked at reports of actual employees to determine frequently of flexible scheduling at their offices, and median pay, which includes salaries and other bonuses.
Demand Generation Director, $133,000
People who do this job are responsible for “managing and generating demand through marketing and content advertising, as well as creating diverse opportunities for generating income and sales,” according to Payscale. This job typically requires a college degree, prior experience in the field and “ “strong interpersonal skills,” as you’ll be managing employees and working with clients.
Industrial Design Director, $126,000
In this job, which typically requires a college degree, you might develop products for the company, conduct research to figure out what products are needed, and implement industrial design standards across the firm.
Process Improvement Director, $118,000
“Typically, companies which have multiple departments that must work together will employ process improvement personnel to help make operations more efficient,” according to Payscale. This job may require an MBA or other advanced degree.
Design Director in Advertising, $113,000
You’ll supervise the design of ad campaigns and head up a staff of designers and other creatives.
Contract Negotiation Manager, $110,000
“A contract negotiation manager is an individual whose primary task is to engage other parties – often other contract negotiators – in an effort to secure terms for a contract, which involves a lot of communication, bargaining, and concessions in the interest of parsing out a final contract containing terms by which all parties agree to abide,” Payscale notes. Typically it requires at least a bachelor’s degree.
Valuation Manager, $104,000
Often valuation managers work in real estate, where their main duties are to figure out the market value of a real estate, as well as manage a team.
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