What’s the difference between a full-time job and a part-time gig?
Posted April 06, 2019 09:20:28 If you’re looking for work, a part time gig may not be the way to go.
The average salary for a full time job is $45,890, according to data from the Bureau of Statistics, but it can be much higher depending on the job title.
What is a full‑time job?
It’s the most commonly employed part time job, and is often the most valuable in terms of earnings.
For example, a full‐time job at McDonalds earns $47,200 per year, while a part‑time employee at the bank earns $46,000.
Full-time employees can also earn more on a commission, but not all commission jobs are part-timers.
Some part- time workers may receive bonuses and benefits for working, but many do not.
A full‑ time job can also include overtime, but that is more of a casual job.
What about part- and full‑timers?
In this article, we’ll explore the terms used to define and compare the two types of jobs, and how they differ.
Full time jobs are typically defined as work for more than one employer.
Full‑time workers are usually paid at a fixed hourly rate.
Some workers may work for multiple employers, such as an office manager or a construction worker.
Full‐time employees also have a defined schedule of work, typically divided into 12 to 14 work weeks.
Full and part‑ time employees typically have a flexible working week, but some workers may only work on weekends or public holidays.
Where do you work?
It varies by company and by location.
For instance, in the Australian Bureau of Employment and Social Services (ABS), the average full‑ and part-timer earns $53,700.
However, that figure does not include a range of benefits that some workers receive, such a sick leave entitlement, holiday entitlements, and a number of other benefits.
The ABS data also does not differentiate between full- and part‐time workers based on the type of work they perform.
The number of hours worked per week varies depending on location, but most full‑ or part-workers are either full- or part‑timed.
What if I work in an organisation with fewer employees?
Some companies do not require employees to be full-timed, so some full‑timer employees may work in a different organisation than their full-timer counterparts.
However this can cause some conflicts with their contract, and employers may not allow them to work in the same organisation as their full‑ timers.
For many people, working in an organization with fewer full- time employees is a benefit.
For some, it is a cost.
The ABC understands many full-times earn less than $35,000 per year.
What’s more, full-term employees are often paid more on commission.
Some employers may have rules that require workers to pay their own commissions to full- times, which may be considered a form of discrimination.
What do I need to know if I’m looking for a job?
If you are interested in a job in a company that requires you to be a part‐timer, or to work part time for multiple companies, you should consider the following questions.
Is there a full or part time position available?