Temp jobs are great for many reasons: they allow you to gain experience, to earn money, and to potentially find a new career path, all without all the time and stress of a traditional job hunt. But do they pay well? While being able to submit your job application to a staffing agency one day and be on-site at a job placement the next is great, you also want to know if temp jobs pay well.
Are temp jobs good to just give you some extra cash to help you through hard times or do they pay well enough to be able rely on them to help you make a living while you get on your feet?
Here’s what you need to know about temp work and pay.
How Much Can You Make At A Temp Job?
This largely depends on the type of job that you’re working. Different fields have different average pay rates. It also depends on whether you are entry-level or experienced in the field, just like with normal jobs.
According to ZipRecruiter, the average annual pay for a temp worker in the state of Utah in January 2023 is about $40,557. This translates to $19 an hour. The range varies from $17,758-$23,084 to $71,032-$76,360.
If you want to know precisely how much you can make at a temp job, you’ll want to look at the job posting and talk with your temp agency. As you can see, temp work can pay enough to live off of. You will want to ensure that you have another job placement lined up for when your current placement ends.
Can Temp Work Pay Better Than Regular Jobs?
Yes, temp jobs can pay better than regular jobs. However, there are some factors to consider with this.
Temp workers typically don’t get benefits, such as vacation pay. Since temp jobs are just that – temporary – they also don’t come with job security and the chance for annual raises.
Some temp jobs pay well, better, even than regular jobs. This is typically to compensate for these differences. It also depends on the type of temp job that it is. For instance, a nurse temp will likely make more than a temp who works retail.
If Your Temp Job Turns Permanent, Does Your Pay Increase?
If you are at a temp job placement and are offered the chance to work for the client permanently, it’s natural to wonder whether or not you will get a pay increase.
With temp jobs, there are a few factors that affect your pay. The staffing agency typically charges a fee for the client to work with them. This can increase rate of pay. Temp jobs can also pay well due to inflation, such as if a business needs a specialist for a short-term contract.
Depending on your circumstances, you may experience a change in pay. If you would like to negotiate a raise, there are plenty of resources available to help you with this. You will also want to consider whether or not you will be getting benefits and how much those benefits are.
What Do You Do If You Feel Like You Should Be Getting Paid More?
While temp jobs can pay well, you could feel as though you should be getting paid more than you are depending on your level or experience and expertise. If you feel like you could be getting paid better, you can talk to your staffing agency. They will be able to help you out with any pay concerns you may have, as well as any other concerns related to working with them.
Are You Looking For A Temp Job?
All Trades Staffing Services has many available temp jobs across a variety of industries. Submit an application and let us help you find a job placement. Contact us today to learn more about working as a temp.