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Ten (and at least) expensive job titles for car insurance

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For the second year in a row, Hartfordshire-based vehicle leasing company Vanarama has evaluated the top 100 general job titles in the UK to see which profession pays the most in insurance premiums.

The company collects data from the Office of National Statistics, the broadcasting company BBC and the database firm Statista to draw pictures of the average UK driver. What Vanrama came up with is someone who runs Volkswagen Golf, travels 7,600 miles a year, has extensive cover and has never claimed an accident before their name.

Here is the complete profile of Banram’s estimated average driver.

  • Named driver: 39 years old
  • Year of driving: 15 years
  • Go: Volkswagen Golf 1.5L 2020
  • Cover level: Wide
  • Annual miles: 7,600
  • Volunteer Extra: £ 500
  • Day Parking: Factory or office car parking
  • Overnight parking: Locked garage at home

Read more: Top 10 car insurance companies in the UK

The company then enters these details, with the same date and date when the license was obtained, changing only the job title on the country’s top car comparison website. The results revealed how much car insurance premium is charged for each profession.

Here are the top 10 most expensive and 10 least expensive jobs for car insurance in the UK based on VanRama’s research.

Top 10 Most Expensive Job Titles for Car Insurance Premiums

Almost all the professions in the top ten have improved in the rankings since last year. Recruitment Consultant tops this year’s list from the 30th in 2020, with premiums nearly doubling from doub 15 to just over ৫ 155. It was the designer, who rose from 98th last year to second place in 2021. The average price of a premium for a profession is £ 776, from £ 312.

Social workers and consultants were in third place, with an average car insurance cost of about 7 14,714. Physiotherapists, midwives and nurses pay about 70 7,707 in annual premiums. The hairdresser, who dropped from third to eighth place, had to spend about 50 6,506 in premium costs, while the senior manager and supervisor made the top ten by paying a little over £ 498 in car insurance.

Rank

Job title

2020 ranking

Annual premium

D

Recruitment consultants

30

815.24

2 =

Designer

98

£ 776.51

3 =

Social worker

7

£ 713.80

3 =

Counselor

14 (tied)

£ 713.80

5 =

Physiotherapist

6

£ 507.07

5 =

Midwife

9

£ 507.07

5 =

Nurse

19

£ 507.07

8

Hairdresser

2

505.90

9 =

Senior manager

17 (tied)

£ 498.02

9 =

Officer

43

£ 498.02

Source: Vanrama

An additional finding by VanRama researchers is that female drivers are being charged about £ 18 more (£ 462.94) than their male counterparts (£ 444.89), an increase of about £ 15 from last year.

Read more: Published: Average cost of car insurance

At least 10 expensive job titles for car insurance premiums

At the other end of the spectrum, IT-related professions, including web developers and software engineers, have slipped to the bottom of the rankings since the top 15 in 2020. The average car premium in this profession was about 6,326.

Barristers, personal assistants, secretaries, and drivers, who have experienced the biggest declines, were among the 10 least expensive occupations for car insurance, with annual premiums ranging from £ 355 to £ 374.

Rank

Job title

2020 ranking

Annual premium

91

Driver

D

£ 374.31

92 =

Secretary

77

£ 358.27

92 =

Personal assistant

78

£ 358.27

94

Barrister

49

£ 355.45

95 =

Software developer

13

£ 326.41

95 =

Web designer

14 (tied)

£ 326.41

95 =

Web developer

14 (tied)

£ 326.41

95 =

Software engineer

24

£ 326.41

95 =

Programmer

51

£ 326.41

95 =

Developer

69

£ 326.41

Source: Vanrama

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