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: Salary and conditions
Salaries at entry level are in the region of £15,000 - £19,000, depending on the employer and geographical location.
Range of typical salaries after two to five years in the role: £21,000 - £28,000; and after five years: £30,000 - £40,000.
Salaries vary depending on the type of employer and the area of tourism involved. Salaries also depend on line management responsibility for other tourism personnel.
Tourism officers often work a standard 37-hour week, but might be required to work unsocial hours in the evenings and at weekends when attending meetings, events and exhibitions.
The work is usually office based, but may involve work outside and at different locations during the working day.
Self-employment or freelance work is possible, after gaining a good level of experience in the sector.
Jobs are available in most geographical areas. Most local authorities employ tourism officers or economic or visitor development officers, although there is often only one post per area.
Setting up exhibitions and events can be physically demanding, especially if you are working alone.
The job may be stressful when you are combining working to tight deadlines, attending meetings and dealing directly with members of the public.
Invitations to new exhibitions and entertainment venues can be an attraction of working in this industry.
Absence from home at night and overseas work or travel may be required.
Salary figures are intended as a guide only.
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