The Jobs With The Most and Fewest Vacation Days

In a recent survey conducted by SalaryExplorer that involved 200,000+ professionals from 100+ countries, one of the questions asked was "How paid leave days do you enjoy in a year?" The responses were grouped and gathered based on career type.

The purpose of this study is to understand how professionals in different career domains get to rest and take a break from their responsibilities. Having an adequate number of off days is very important for the well-being of all employees. Unfortunately, some jobs are more demanding than others and not everyone gets to enjoy the same number of paid leaves in a year.

The figures displayed below are the global averages. The actual number of paid leave might be very different depending on your country.

Career Fields With Most and Fewest Paid Leave / Vacation Days

Career FieldLeave Days
Teaching / Education30
Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense23
Government and Defence23
Law Enforcement / Security / Fire22
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining22
Executive and Management21
Engineering21
Telecommunication21
Banking21
Construction / Building / Installation20
Factory and Manufacturing20
Import and Export20
Science and Technical Services20
Business Planning20
Electrical and Electronics Trades20
Health and Medical20
Accounting and Finance19
Automotive19
Sales Retail and Wholesale19
Human Resources19
Insurance19
Information Technology19
Legal19
Facilities / Maintenance / Repair19
Purchasing and Inventory19
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology19
Quality Control and Compliance19
Architecture18
Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers18
Fundraising and Non Profit18
Bilingual18
Cleaning and Housekeeping18
Environmental18
Marketing18
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment18
Recreation and Sports17
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering17
Public Relations17
Customer Service and Call Center17
Care Giving and Child Care17
Advertising / Grapic Design / Events16
Counseling16
Administration / Reception / Secretarial16
Publishing and Printing16
Real Estate16
Fashion and Apparel15
Pet Care15
Gardening / Farming / Fishing14
Fitness / Hair / Beauty13

Jobs With Most and Fewest Paid Leave / Vacation Days

Job TitleLeave Days
Teacher33
Lecturer30
Land Surveyor27
Pilot27
Mine Engineer25
Architectural Manager24
General Manager24
Doctor24
Domestic Housekeeper24
Private Banker24
Purchasing Manager23
Aerospace Engineer23
Construction Manager23
Staff Nurse23
Maintenance Engineer23
CEO23
IT Manager22
Systems Architect22
Supply Chain Manager22
Telecommunications Engineer22
Aircraft Mechanic22
Executive Chef22
Recruiting Manager22
Mechanical Engineer22
HVAC Engineer22
Financial Controller21
Construction Project Manager21
Bank Branch Manager21
Civil Engineer21
Telecommunications Manager21
Engineer21
Credit Analyst21
Industrial Engineer21
Production Engineer21
Electrical Engineer21
Legal Advisor21
Financial Manager21
Manufacturing Manager21
Customer Service Manager20
Marketing Manager20
Quality Assurance Engineer20
Laboratory Technician20
Business Intelligence Analyst20
Quality Manager20
Cook / Chef20
Financial Analyst20
Accounting Manager20
Financial Accountant20
Site engineer20
Management Consultant20
Assistant to CEO20
Materials Engineer20
Network Administrator20
Sales Executive20
Auditing Manager20
Facilities Manager20
Security Guard20
Software Architect20
Sales Manager20
Business Development Manager20
Executive Secretary20
Product Engineer20
Project Engineer20
System Administrator19
Electronics Technician19
Automotive Technician19
IT Consultant19
Key Account Manager19
Dentist19
Systems Analyst19
Shipping Supervisor19
Network Engineer19
Software Engineer19
Auditor19
Sales Assistant19
Bank Auditor19
Call Center Manager19
Customer Service Team Leader19
Executive Personal Assistant19
Insurance Analyst19
Hotel Manager19
Environmental Engineer19
Nurse19
Retail Store Manager19
Recruitment Officer19
HR Manager19
IT Administrator19
Insurance Underwriter19
Business Analyst19
Pharmacist19
Telecommunications Analyst19
Business Consultant19
Art Director19
Market Research Manager19
Store Keeper19
Design Engineer19
Import and Export Manager19
Sales Representative18
Clerk18
Security Officer18
HR Consultant18
Health and Safety Officer18
Data Entry Operator18
Database Administrator18
Developer / Programmer18
Business Administrator18
Translator18
Tester18
Software Support Engineer18
Foreman18
Truck Driver18
Document Controller18
Purchasing Assistant18
Production Supervisor18
Creative Director18
Buyer18
Warehouse Manager18
Actuary18
Accountant18
Security Manager18
Architect18
Manufacturing Engineer18
Technology Business Analyst18
Recruiter17
Computer Technician17
Teller17
Financial Administrator17
Office Coordinator17
Secretary17
HR Administrator17
Web Designer17
Attorney17
Quality Control Analyst17
Executive Assistant17
Marketing Coordinator17
Help Desk Support17
HR Officer17
Payroll Supervisor17
Maintenance Worker17
Customer Service Representative17
Advertising Manager17
Travel Agent17
Customer Care Representative17
Cleaner17
Data Analyst17
Marketing Executive17
Interior Designer17
Electrician17
Accounting Assistant16
Office Manager16
Architectural Designer16
Delivery Driver16
Financial Assistant16
IT Support16
Assistant Operations Manager16
Welder16
CAD Drafter15
Editor15
Accounting Clerk15
Driver15
Graphic Designer15
Warehouse Supervisor15
Restaurant Manager15
Call Center Representative15
Mechanic15
Legal Assistant15
Administrative Assistant15
Bookkeeper14
Receptionist13
CopyWriter13
Waiter / Waitress13
Photographer12
Architectural Drafter12
Cashier11
Carpenter11