How long do people usually stay in a job before they job hop?

If you're considering a job change, find out the average tenure of workers in your field. You may be surprised how long people usually stay in a job before they move on.

The average person stays in a job for about 4.6 years, although this number has been decreasing in recent years as people are more likely to switch jobs sooner.

The median tenure for workers aged 25-34 is 3.2 years, while the median tenure for workers aged 55 and over is 10.3 years.

It is not recommended to leave a job before working for at least a year. This helps you maintain an income stream and avoids you from having an unsightly employment gap in your resume. A gap could raise doubts to your integrity and loyalty to an organisation.


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