In our recent Annual Salary Guide 2019, we asked PR and Comms professionals if they were happy with their pay. Their responses revealed increasing levels of dissatisfaction over remuneration, particularly among women. 43% of women in Corporate Communications are not satisfied with what they are being paid compared to 34% of men.
While men are by no means happy, women appear to be more disgruntled than ever. Our survey in 2018 revealed that 35% of women were unhappy with their pay increases compared to 29% of men. Let’s take a closer look at why this might be.
Our recent Annual Salary Guide revealed that flexible working is now one of the top priorities for PR and Comms professionals when choosing a job, with 96% of respondents ranking it as extremely or very important. Yet it is no secret that the industry lags behind when it comes to offering flexible working options
Findings from our recently published Annual Salary Guide 2019 revealed that only 14% of respondents want to move to an agency; a whopping 70% want to move in-house. The remaining 16% want to freelance or leave the industry. This isn’t a surprise; the last ten years have seen an increasing desire for corporate communications professionals to move in-house at some point in their career, making things increasingly tougher for agencies.
In our recent Annual Salary Guide, results showed that Corporate Communications salaries haven’t moved a great deal since the previous year. And there isn’t a great deal to shout about on the bonus front, either.
Money matters aside, the survey also examined a broad range of other topical issues such as how happy PR professionals are in their roles, the kind of company benefits they are receiving, the flexible working options on offer, what they look for in a new job search, and the key factors that bring about job satisfaction.
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Board membership sitting within in-house teams are far more male-orientated than in PR agencies – a fact borne out by the findings of our annual Salary Survey.
However, in an industry that is dominated by women, these percentages should show a much stronger leaning towards female employees – yet they don’t …
Our annual Salary Survey never fails to generate plenty of interesting findings – and this year was no different. While many of the results weren’t altogether unsurprising, there were a few that caught us off our guard. One in particular was the notable upward trend in salaries and bonuses for junior roles across sectors. We thought it was worth digging a little deeper to see what might have triggered this upturn in rewards for the PR professionals in the early stages of their career.