Aid worker | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Aid workers help people in overseas countries affected by man-made and natural disasters like wars, outbreaks of disease and earthquakes.

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  • Proofread and perform quality control of text and images.  
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Aid workers typically work around Variable hours per week.

As a Aid worker you will typically work on call.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    25,985 GBP *
    per year
    17,000 GBP
    29,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Aid worker

    • 27,340 GBP
    • 25,218 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Aid worker
    Average salary for full-time Aid worker

    • 11,192 GBP
    • 11,649 GBP
    • 25,985 GBP
    • 25,218 GBP
    • 27,340 GBP
    Salary over time for Aid worker

    Pay for this role has decreased slightly over time
    • 25,556 GBP
    • 25,960 GBP
    • 25,623 GBP
    • 26,080 GBP
    • 26,100 GBP
    • 26,316 GBP
    • 25,985 GBP
    • 27,191 GBP
    • 21,449 GBP

    Future outlook for Aid workers

    Very good outlook
    84 000+ jobs available
    Fair outlook
    -2% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    37% chance of automation in the future

    Aid worker - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Aid worker and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 39% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
    • 23% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent
    • 21% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

    You can apply directly for jobs if you're an experienced professional. As well as professions like nursing, healthcare, teaching and engineering, you'll find organisations often look for experience in administration, project management and logistics.

    Aid organisations like RedR run courses for experienced professionals, who want to put their skills to use in humanitarian aid work.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Aid worker

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    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Aid worker.
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively
    Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Aid worker. Check that you know:
    Desktop publishing software Adobe Systems Adobe FrameMaker; Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
    Document management software Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
    Graphics or photo imaging software Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
    Office suite software Microsoft Office
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
    Improve your skills today

    Social Care / Work

    Things to highlight for your Aid worker interview

    Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

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