What is the difference between a part-time and per diem position?
Dear Donna replies:
The parameters may vary from employer to employer, but typically a part-timer is an employee who works a set number hours in a pay period and may get benefits depending on how many hours he or she works.
A per diem employee is someone whose work hours may vary from week to week depending on the employer’s need and how much or little the employee wishes to work. A per diem is paid by the day, is not part of the regular staff, and usually not eligible for employer benefits. As such, the per diem hourly rate may be higher because there are no benefits.
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