Collar Colour

# White Collar –

A salaried professional, typically referring to general office workers and management

# Blue Collar –

a member of the working class who performs manual work and either earns an hourly wage or is paid piece rate for the amount of work done.

# Grey collar –

Old aged workers after retirement age, skilled technician, typically someone who is both white and blue collar, an example of this kind include Information Technology workers. They are principally white-collar, but perform blue -collar tasks with some regularity, such as engineers.

# Black collar –

Illegal professions

# Gold collar –

Highly skilled professionals who may be in high demand, such as chartered accountants, surgeons, doctors and lawyers

# Red collar –

Government workers of all types, Derived from compensation received from red ink budget. Also in China, refers to Communist Party officials in private companies.

# Pink collar –

Includes women working as nurses, secretaries, and elementary school teachers; service and hospitality workers.

# Green collar –

Someone who holds an environmentally friendly job; such as a position at a hydro power plant

# Orange collar –

Prison laborers, named for the orange jumpsuits commonly worn by inmates’

# No collar –

Artists and “free spirits” who tend to privilege passion and personal growth over financial gain

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About Amr Badran

An Egyptian Business Consultant and Corporate Trainer since 1997. I've trained on Management, Leadership and Soft Skills to thousands of people from many nationalities, backgrounds and professions in more than 10 countries across the Middle and Far East. I've also provided my consultancy service for issues of Strategic Planning, Marketing, Sales and Capacity Building. Holder of an MBA and a Candidate for Doctorate in Business. Find more about my Management and Personal Skills Courses at and feel free contacting me at
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