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Median Recruitment Salary Survey 2016

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
 
£17,000 –£19,500
 
£18,000 – £24,500
 
£22,000 - £32,500
Corporate £17,000 – £21,500 £19,000 – £27,000 £25,500 – £34,500
B2B £17,000 – £20,500 £18,000 – £26,500 £23,000 – £33,000
Technology £17,000 – £21,500 £18,000 – £27,000 £24,000 – £34,000
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
£18,000 – £23,000 £20,000 – £28,000 £26,00 – £35,500
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
 
£18,000 – £23,000 £20,000 – £28,500 £26,000 – £35,000
Public Sector £16,500 – £19,500 £17,000 – £24,000 £23,000 – £30,000
     
     
     

 

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PR Account Managers

 

Junior Account
Manager
Account Manager Senior Account Manager
 
Consumer
 
£24,000 – £33,500
 
£26,000 – £36,500
 
£30,000 – £44,000
Corporate £24,000 – £34,500 £30,000 - £38,500 £33,500 – £46,500
B2B £23,500 – £33,500 £27,000 – £37,000 £31,500 – £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 – £52,000
 
£47,000 - £79,500
Corporate £39,000 – £56,000 £50,500 - £83,000
B2B £37,000 - £52,000 £47,000 - £77,000
Technology £39,000 - £54,500 £50,000 - £81,000
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
£40,000 - £54,500 £52,500 - £86,000
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
 
£39,500 - £56,000 £52,000 - £91,000
Public Sector £32,000 - £48,000 £37,000 - £67,000
 

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PR Freelancers - All Levels

 
 
Account Executives  
Junior - Senior
Account Mangers
Junior - Senior
Account Directors 
 and upwards
 
Consumer                       £90 - £150 £150 - £225                  £225+
 
Corporate
 
£105 - £165
 
£165 - £240
 
£240+
 
B2B £100 - £160 £160 - £230 £230 +
Technology £105 - £165 £165 - £240 £240 +
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
£110 - £180
 
£180 - £255
 
£275 +
Financial
(City, IR & FR)
 
 
£110 - £170
 
£170 - £260
 
 
£260 +
 
 
Public Sector £85 - £135 £135 - £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
 
 
£19,000 - £30,000
 
 
£22,000 - £35,000
 
Corporate £20,000 - £32,000 £25,000 - £39,000
B2B £20,000 - £31,000 £23,000 - £36,000
Technology £20,000 - £31,500 £25,000 - £38,000
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
 
£22,000 - £33,000
 
£27,000 - £40,000
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
£23,000 - £35,000 £28,000 - £41,000
Charity / Public Sector £19,000 - £29,000

£20,000 - £33,000
 

 

 

Senior PR/Communications Executive

 
Press Officer                                       
 
Consumer
 
£28,000 - £46,000                                           
 
 
£23,500 - £45,000
 
Corporate £28,500 - £52,000 £26,000 - £48,000
B2B £28,000 - £47,000 £25,000 - £45,000
Technology £28,000 - £49,000 £26,000 - £48,000
Healthcare
 
£29,500 - £52,000 £27,500 - £50,000
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
£29,000 - £55,000 £28,000 - £53,000
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 - £51,000                               £31,000 - £55,000
Corporate £32,500 - £52,000 £32,000 - £57,000
B2B £32,000 - £51,000 £31,000 - £55,000
Technology £32,000 - £51,500 £32,000 - £56,000
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
£33,000 - £54,000 £33,000- £59,000
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
 
£33,000 - £57,000 £33,500 - £62,000
Charity / Public Sector £26,000 - £46,000 £30,000 - £48,000
 

 

 

PR / Communications Manager     
Senior PR / Communications
Manager   
Head of PR / Communications
Consumer £32,000 - £68,000 £36,000 - £83,000 £47,000 - £100,000+
Corporate £33,000 - £70,000 £39,000 - £85,000 £51,500 - £100,000+
B2B £32,000 - £67,000 £35,000 - £80,000 £45,000 - £100,000+
Technology £33,000 - £70,000 £37,000 - £83,000 £50,000 - £100,000+
Healthcare
(OTC & Ethical)
 
£33,500 - £74,000 £39,500 - £88,000 £52,000 - £100,000+
Financial
(City, IR & FS)
 
£34,000 - £78,000 £40,000 - £91,000 £54,000 - £100,000+
Charity / Public Sector £30,000 - £58,000 £32,000 - £66,000 £40,500 - £70,000+

 

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Benefits and Training for the PR Industry 2016

  • Bonus – based on individual and/or overall company targets (additional 5%-45% of annual   salary) Factors include job level and sector, with financial paying the highest
  • Holidays increases by one day with each year of service
  • 20-30 days annual holidays in addition to statutory days
  • Training – internal/external
  • Performance reviews
  • Salary reviews
  • Private health/dental care/insurance for  employees and their family
  • Pension
  • New business bonus
  • Share Options
  • Car allowance
  • Life Assurance
  • Working from home/flexi-time
  • Travel insurance
  • Season ticket loans
  •  Maternity/paternity 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
  • Closing between Christmas and New Year/skeleton staff
  • Social events
  • Celebrate individuals’ birthdays
  • Christmas shopping day
  • Duvet’ days
  • Free eye tests
  • Away days’ in the summer
  • Celebration of company birthday/Company success
  • Finishing early on a Friday
  • Gym membership
  • Shopping discounts
  • Open bar on a Friday
  • Free breakfast/fruit or subsidised canteen
  • Company expensed mobile phone/laptop
  • Career mapping
  • Industry guest speakers coming in to present to staff
  • Days off in lieu of weekends worked
  • Access to a financial advisor
  • Invites to client events
  • Entertainment budget
  • Sabbaticals
  • Business coach mentoring scheme
  • Recruitment fee for recommending new staff