In ten years, the total income generated by the sector increased by more than 30%, but the average per capita income fell by 22.6%.

There are over 1 million and 400 thousand freelancers in Italy,equal to 6.2% of the total employed and growing by 24.2% between 2008 and 2018. Among these, to grow more,by 71.6% in the same period, are non-order professionals,about 390 thousand people who work almost entirely in market services (98.2%) and who prove to be the most dynamic segment of employment.

These are the main results that emerge from a survey by the Confcommercio Research Office carried out for Confcommercio Professioni.

The total income generated by non-order professions increases by more than 30% in ten years, equal to 6.5 billion euros, but the average per capita income decreases by 22.6% to 16 thousand and 600 euros.

Among the professionals not enrolled in registers or orders are tourist guides, condominium administrators, trainers and emerging figures of the new professions, such as designers, ICT professionals, consultants and management trainers, wellness coaches, wedding planners.

More than half of the category carries out highly specialized scientific and technical activities. However, the strongest increases between 2008 and 2018 are thecomplementary activities of personal services, from education (+195%) to social assistance (+123%) and leisure (+93%).