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Gender pay gap reversed for driving instructors

Driving Instructors are bucking the trend when it comes to the gender pay gap.

The gender pay gap between men and women in the UK is often a hot topic in the world of press and politics, with men widely reported as earning more than men both generally and when it comes to both sexes doing exactly the same jobs. However, as recently reported by the Sun newspaper, statistics suggest that on average women Driving Instructors earn more than their male counterparts.
National statistics indicate that in the UK men generally earn 9.4% than women for doing the same job.

However, recent reports suggest that on average women earn £35 per week more than male Driving Instructors, based on a 29 hour working week. This is due to the increasing demand for female Driving Instructors by learner drivers, allowing women to charge 10% more per hour (taking them to an average of £25.84 per hour) bringing their weekly earnings to approximately £754.00 per week. Conversely, the average hourly rate charged by male Driving Instructors is £24.47 per hour.

Regardless of this discrepancy statistics suggest that working as a Driving Instructor is one of the most lucrative jobs out there, with top earners netting up to £50,000 per annum. Indeed the figures suggest that 15% of Driving Instructors take home a cool £1,000 per week! This represents a significantly better living than HGV and Delivery Drivers who take home an average of £27,000 and £18,500 respectively per annum.

This is why an increasing number of people in the UK are choosing to switch careers and become a Driving Instructors. Besides the obvious financial rewards, there are a number of other aspects of the job that are proving to be the key factor in prompting people to take the plunge. 

For instance, did you know that as a Driving Instructor you are your own boss? Not only do you pick the hours you work, you also decide if and how quickly you want it to grow. You may be under the umbrella of a large driving school such as My Four Wheels, but this is YOUR business and YOU get to decide if, when and how you want to expand. In addition with a driving school such as My Four Wheels, there is no need to worry when it comes to finding work once you have qualified. From day one they guarantee you enough enquiries to keep you busy. With their nationwide reputation and industry contacts they are able to ensure that you will never be short of opportunities to gain new students. They will regularly provide you with the contact details of people in your local area who are interested in learning to drive the rest is then up to you!

If you are looking for job satisfaction, flexible working hours and the opportunity to be your own boss then a career as a Driving Instructor might just be for you. To find out more about how to make this career a change a reality, head over to today and take your first steps on the road to becoming a driving instructor!

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