Earners to win Olympic gold?

Stat of the day: £27,248 - The average salary for jobs at the 2012 Olympic Games. That's 13% higher than the national average salary.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
There’s been plenty of belly-aching about the impact of the Olympic Games on London, but here’s a bit of good news. According to research by job search site Adzuna.co.uk, the Games will create more than 100,000 jobs, with an average salary of £27,248 - that’s 13% more than the national average salary of £24,180.

Among the best-paid roles are security guards, construction workers and IT people, who will apparently earn about 30% more than they would ordinarily. Paul Deighton, CEO of the London Organising Committee, has the dubious accolade of cashing in the most, with a salary of £479,873 - although solicitors for the games will apparently earn more than £100,000 apiece. Makes you feel for the 70,000 ‘Games Makers’ who will spend the month of the Olympics volunteering - ie. unpaid...

Among the biggest Olympic employers are G4S Security, McDonalds and the London 2012 Organising Committee, who between them will recruit over 10,000 staff.

As for MT, it has its sights set on the role of ‘mass movement choreographer’ at the opening and closing ceremonies. Sounds like the sort of thing we’d be good at...

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