‘Car salesman’ labelled priciest profession for car insurance

Time 9:19 am, July 25, 2013

Car SalesmenNEW research reveals that car salesmen have the priciest profession when it comes to getting car insurance.

According to, data analysed over the past 12 months to March 2013 showed that motor traders’ annual premiums top an astonishing £10,000.

The results also revealed that car salesmen pay 13 times more than the average annual cost for fully comprehensive cover.

But it’s not just vehicle salesmen who receive these high insurance quotes. The data also revealed that ‘car valeting’ is the second most expensive profession, with an annual cost of £4,943 to cover their vehicle.

Next up is ‘window cleaner’ and then ‘professional football apprentice’, which pay an average of £4,830 and £4,038 per year respectively.

Meanwhile, jobs classed as ‘state school bursars’ only pay an average of £370 for a full year’s comprehensive coverage, making it the occupation with the lowest car insurance costs.

Head of car insurance at, Gemma Stanbury, said: ‘There are distinguishing factors that can affect the cost of your car insurance premium. These factors include the type of car you drive, the area you live in, your profession and your own driving history.

‘However, this does not mean that every bursar and secretary will be able to get a cheap deal. Each driver will be quoted based on their own data – but your profession can significantly affect your insurance cost.’

She added: ‘We would like to remind drivers that if you have a career change then you will need to let your insurer know, and it may in some cases save you money if your new role is statistically less risky.’


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