Benefits of Being a Contract Employee

Why do you choose to work on a contract basis? There certainly are lifestyle benefits that seem to outweigh the seemingly dwindling employee benefits like healthcare. Read this from and tell us what is the number one benefit for you?

By Lucy Friend, eHow Contributor

A contract employee typically works for one or several organizations on a project or temporary basis. Many employers hire contract employees to supplement their staff for a variety of reasons.


  • Because businesses often hire contractors for temporary projects, they offer some flexibility with work schedules and locations. Many contractors work from home, and visit their clients periodically to report their progress.

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  • Because a contractor is not an employee of an organization, benefits such as health insurance and paid vacation are not offered. Employers may pay higher hourly wages to contractors because they have no additional costs and the commitment is short-term.


  • A contractor is not committed to an employer after the assignment, or project, is completed, and can find one or several other opportunities while working on an assigned project.

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