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Median Recruitment Salary Survey 2015

Welcome to the Median Recruitment Annual Salary Survey. Recognised as the definitive industry report, the results are based on statistics from the past twelve months derived from the hundreds of job briefs we take from clients and the thousands of candidates we interview for those jobs.
 
 

PR Account Executives

 

 

Junior Account
Executive
Account Executive Senior Account Executive
 
Consumer
 
£16,000 –£20,000
 
£18,000 – £25,000
 
£22,000 - £32,500
Corporate £17,000 – £22,500 £19,000 – £27,000 £25,500 – £34,000
B2B £17,000 – £20,500 £18,000 – £26,000 £23,000 – £33,000
Technology £17,000 – £21,500 £18,000 – £27,000 £24,000 – £34,000
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
£18,000 – £22,500 £20,000 – £28,000 £26,000 – £35,000
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
 
£18,000 – £22,000 £20,000 – £28,000 £26,000 – £34,500
Public Sector £16,000 – £19,000 £17,000 – £24,000 £23,000 – £28,000
     
     
     

 

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PR Account Managers

 

Junior Account
Manager
Account Manager Senior Account Manager
 
Consumer
 
£23,500 – £33,000
 
£26,000 – £36,500
 
£30,000 – £44,000
Corporate £24,000 – £34,000 £29,000 - £38,000 £31,500 – £46,000
B2B £23,500 – £33,000 £27,000 – £36,000 £31,000 – £44,000
Technology £25,000 – £34,000 £29,000 – £38,000 £33,000 – £44,000
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
£26,000 – £34,000 £35,000 – £39,000 £34,500 – £46,000
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
 
£26,000 – £34,000 £29,000 – £38,000 £33,000 – £45,000
Public Sector £23,500 – £30,000 £25,000 – £35,000

£26,000 – £38,000

 

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PR Account Directors
 
 

Account Director

Associate Director
 
Consumer
 
 
£37,000 – £51,500
 
£47,000 - £79,500
Corporate £39,000 – £54,000 £50,000 - £80,000
B2B £37,000 - £52,000 £47,000 - £75,000
Technology £39,500 - £54,000 £50,000 - £80,000
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
£40,000 - £54,500 £52,000 - £86,000
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
 
£39,000 - £54,000 £49,000 - £84,000
Public Sector £32,000 - £48,000 £36,000 - £67,000
 

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PR Freelancers - All Levels

 
 
Account Executives  
Junior - Senior
Account Mangers
Junior - Senior
Account Directors 
 and upwards
 
Consumer                       £95 - £155 £150 - £230                  £225+
 
Corporate
 
£105 - £165
 
£170 - £240
 
£240+
 
B2B £100 - £160 £160 - £235 £230 +
Technology £105 - £165 £175 - £250 £255 +
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
£111 - £185
 
£180 - £270
 
£275 +
Financial
(City, IR & FR)
 
 
£119 - £170
 
£180 - £260
 
 
£280 +
 
 
Public Sector £85 - £145 £140 - £200 £200 +
 
 
*These figures represent an all inclusive day rate including N.I., holiday pay and agency fees
 

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PR In-House -- Junior Level

                                 

Internal 
Communications
Executive                                                           
PR / Communications Executive
       
Consumer
 
 
£21,000 - £30,000
 
 
£22,000 - £35,000
 
Corporate £23,000 - £32,000 £25,000 - £39,000
B2B £22,000 - £30,000 £24,000 - £36,000
Technology £23,000 - £31,500 £25,000 - £37,000
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
 
£24,000 - £34,000
 
£28,000 - £40,000
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
£24,000 - £35,000 £28,000 - £41,000
Charity / Public Sector £19,000 - £29,000

£20,000 - £33,000
 

 

 

Senior PR/Communications Executive

 
Press Officer                                       
 
Consumer
 
£27,000 - £45,000                                           
 
 
£24,000 - £45,000
 
Corporate £28,000 - £50,000 £26,000 - £48,000
B2B £27,000 - £45,000 £25,000 - £45,000
Technology £28,000 - £49,000 £27,000 - £49,000
Healthcare
 
£29,000 - £52,000 £27,500 - £50,000
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
£29,000 - £55,000 £28,000 - £55,000
Charity / Public Sector £23,000 - £41,000 £22,000 - £41,000
 

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PR In-House -- Senior Level

 

 
 
Senior PR Officer
 
 
Internal Communications 
Manager
 
Consumer £32,000 - £49,000                               £31,000 - £55,000
Corporate £32,500 - £51,000 £32,000 - £58,000
B2B £32,000 - £50,000 £31,000 - £55,000
Technology £32,000 - £51,500 £32,000 - £58,000
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
£33,000 - £55,000 £33,000- £60,000
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
 
£33,000 - £57,000 £33,500 - £62,000
Charity / Public Sector £26,000 - £44,000 £30,000 - £44,000
 

 

 

PR / Communications Manager     
Senior PR / Communications
Manager   
Head of PR / Communications
Consumer £32,000 - £68,000 £36,000 - £80,000 £46,000 - £100,000+
Corporate £33,000 - £70,000 £38,000 - £83,000 £51,000 - £100,000+
B2B £32,000 - £67,000 £35,000 - £80,000 £45,000 - £100,000+
Technology £33,000 - £71,000 £37,000 - £82,000 £50,000 - £100,000+
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
£33,500 - £80,000 £44,000 - £88,000 £52,000 - £100,000+
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
 
£34,000 - £81,000 £40,000 - £91,000 £54,000 - £100,000+
Charity / Public Sector £30,000 - £53,000 £32,000 - £60,000 £39,000 - £70,000+

 

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Benefits and Training for the PR Industry 2014

1. Benefits offered by Most Consultancies

•  Annual bonus
•  Training – internal/external, tends to be £1000 per employee
•  Performance reviews every six months
•  Salary reviews annually
•  Closing between Christmas and New Year/skeleton staff
•  Social events on a monthly/bi-monthly basis
•  Celebrate individuals’ birthdays with card and champagne/ birthday cake
•  Season ticket loans
•  Statutory pension
•  Statutory maternity pay.  Some companies offer a return to work bonus or
   3 – 6 months full pay as an incentive to return to work
• Gift vouchers/ clothing vouchers for new starters
• Christmas shopping day
• ‘Duvet’ days – avoids people taking sick days.
•  Free eye tests
•  ‘Away days’ in the summer
•  Celebration of company birthday
•  Finishing early on a Friday
•  Gym membership or discounts when joining through company scheme
•  Having an open bar on a Friday
•  Free breakfast / fruit
 
2. Benefits offered by Larger Consultancies
 
•  Health insurance
•  Career mapping
•  Presentation of successful pitches by pitch team to rest of division
•  Monthly in-house training from company stars on selling in, pitching, and       client liaison etc.
•  Industry guest speakers coming in to present to staff
•  Days off in lieu of weekends worked
•  Cultural bonus - £25 per month
•  Internships abroad
•  Access to a financial advisor
•  Invites to client events where applicable
•  Entertainment budget
 
3. In-House Benefits
 
•Season ticket loan
•Health and dental care
•Life Assurance
•Up to 80% discretionary company performance related bonus – awarded in part cash, part shares
•Up to 40% discretionary individual performance related bonus
•Profit share scheme
•Subsidised canteen
•20 - 30 days holiday Gym membership
•Pension schemes ranging from non contributory to double contribution on up to 5% of annual salary
•Car allowance ranging from £3,000 to £9,000 depending on level and company
•Up to 25% staff discount
•Flexi hours
•Careers break scheme in order to raise pre-school children, with the guarantee of a job at the same level providing return to work is within three years
•Onsite massage
•Unlimited and funded PR / work related training opportunities