Management Consultants top list of best jobs for travel lovers

12 May 2017 3 min. read

Management Consultants are top of the pile when it comes to the perfect job for wannabe globe-trotters, the international employment website Indeed has revealed.

While a number of jobs included in the top 15 rankings included many more traditional travel-oriented roles such as Travel Writers and Photographers, Airline Pilots and Flight Attendants – all of whom notch up 100% travel time in their fields – the recent study by the research wing of the job search platform placed Management Consultants, as the number one choice for job-seekers looking for a jet-setting new career.

With up to 80% of travel time, as they visit a variety of companies to advise ways to improve their business, Management Consultants also boast the highest annual earnings in the short-list, with an average income of around £55,236. With a wage of over £9,000 more than the closest comparison of Freelance Designers – who travel 100% of the time – Management Consultancies ranked as the best of both worlds for wanderlusts looking for a well-paid role.

Management Consultants top list of best jobs for travel lovers

The top 15 jobs for travel lovers:

1. Management consultant - £55,236 average annual earnings and up to 80% of travel time.
2. Freelance designer - £45,754 and up to 100% of travel time.
3. Travel nurse - £42,886 and the opportunity to travel during a 13 week contract.
4. Retail buyer - £39,175 and at least 10% of travel time.
5. Airline pilot - £34,575 and up to 100% of travel time.
6. Global events manager - £34,519 and up to 50% of travel time.
7. Auditor - £34,062 and up to 15% of travel time.
8. Travel writer - £32,791 and up to 100% of travel time.
9. Travel photographer - £32,470 and up to 100% of travel time.
10. Pharmaceutical sales representative - £32,062 and at least 50% of travel time.
11. Recruiter - £30,351 and at least 20% of travel time.
12. Travel agent - £24,333 and 30-40% of travel time.
13. Flight attendant - £20,419 and up to 100% of travel time.
14. Ski instructor - £15,708 and seasonal travel.
15. Stage hand - £8.22 per/hour and up to six months away on a contract

According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK has around 350,000 professional services business, including 140,000 management consulting firms, of which more than 80% are active as an independent consultant entity. Around 45,000 consultants in the UK work for consultancies that are member of the MCA, UK’s representative body for the consulting industry.