U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment > Unemployment
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 09-28-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Bakersfield, CA
36 posts, read 95,005 times
Reputation: 22

Advertisements

Okay I always thought a temp job would pay less per hr than a permanent position. However my buddy was saying I should ask for more $$ when applying for a temp job because I am not getting benefits. Now does this thru a staffing agency. Say for example I was making $20/hr entry level in finance field. How much should I ask for $/per hr for a temp job in same position? More or less $20/hr same? help I am in California.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-28-2010, 07:36 PM
 
163 posts, read 363,415 times
Reputation: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by nanoxnano View Post
Okay I always thought a temp job would pay less per hr than a permanent position. However my buddy was saying I should ask for more $$ when applying for a temp job because I am not getting benefits. Now does this thru a staffing agency. Say for example I was making $20/hr entry level in finance field. How much should I ask for $/per hr for a temp job in same position? More or less $20/hr same? help I am in California.

I'm in CA. When I did temp work (Exec. Admin).........I was paid $30.00 per hour. The agency charged $55.00 per hour for me. I usually had no less than 6 months gigs.

Ask for more, but if you NEED the job badly- right now I'd be careful not to push it too hard. Different market altogether. You don't want to give them a reason to find cheaper elsewhere.

I used agency like Office Team (Robert Half International) who also placed for Accounting, Finance. Tac Staffing was another high paying agency. I never made under $25.00 but the last time I worked temp was 2002.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-28-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Bakersfield, CA
36 posts, read 95,005 times
Reputation: 22
Thanks for your response, but for todays market conditions, what is everyone else receiving for temp jobs: more hrly, less hrly or same hrly in comparison to a FT permanent job of the same position?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-28-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
14,159 posts, read 18,601,021 times
Reputation: 6733
Quote:
Originally Posted by nanoxnano View Post
Thanks for your response, but for todays market conditions, what is everyone else receiving for temp jobs: more hrly, less hrly or same hrly in comparison to a FT permanent job of the same position?
Less. What type of work do you do?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Bakersfield, CA
36 posts, read 95,005 times
Reputation: 22
finance sector
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2010, 09:52 PM
 
164 posts, read 207,475 times
Reputation: 151
You will generally get paid less with a temp agency, because the company you work for is paying them a finders fee for your work.

If you want to get paid more, get hired directly... or start a successful temp agency.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2010, 01:39 PM
FBJ
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
34,346 posts, read 23,700,555 times
Reputation: 7673
Quote:
Originally Posted by nanoxnano View Post
Okay I always thought a temp job would pay less per hr than a permanent position. However my buddy was saying I should ask for more $$ when applying for a temp job because I am not getting benefits. Now does this thru a staffing agency. Say for example I was making $20/hr entry level in finance field. How much should I ask for $/per hr for a temp job in same position? More or less $20/hr same? help I am in California.


Don't ask go in asking for more but instead let them know your range and the lowest you will accept.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment > Unemployment
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top