WHO do you think is the real face of the Australian workforce?
According to the official figures it’s retail sales workers who have the most common job in Australia.
Census data shows there are 556,403 retail sales workers in the country. Sixty-eight per cent of them are female.
But what’s life like for our most common worker?
Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows sales assistants earn $421.60 a week on average.
For full time employees, of which there are just 172,441 (or 31 per cent of all retail sales workers), the most lucrative job is in motor vehicle sales, with an average yearly earning of $68,260.40.
This is followed by computing and telecommunications sales persons on $52,780, checkout operators and office cashiers on $43,482.40, and general sales assistants on $42,962.40.
Wesley Ravell, 33, sells cars for a living.
“The best thing about what I do is the commission - the harder you work the more money you get,” he said.
Mr Ravell said he couldn’t see himself working on a flat salary.
“With the motor industry it’s quite funny, if you last for three months you’ll sort of get sucked in,” he said.
“Because of those hours you do a lot of people can’t handle it, it affects their home life, especially people who have kids.”
Read more at: https://www.news.com.au/finance/small-business/whats-the-most-common-job-in-australia/news-story/f3a92689e768ccf7dfd13c1cdb216e60