The sample constists of 847 people and they are separated into two main groups: in-house employees, who make up 74% of respondents, and consultants, who make up the remaining 26%. The highest percentage of in-house respondents work in the Banking and Finance (14%) and Consumer Goods (11%) sectors, followed by Retailing (10%) and, for the first time, Natural Resources (10%) in equal third place. The workers are at 53% located in UK, while 22% are in North America, 13% consists of the rest of Europe and 12% the rest of the world. At last,tThe sample’s overall gender split was 52:48 in favour of women.
The bulk of the salaries present a range from £30k to £50k for the 33% of the sample and £50k to £70k for the 28%. There is a small percentage of 4% covering salaries greater than £140k, while salaries less than £30 hold a 13%. Concerning the bonus, more than one third (36%) of respondents worldwide received no bonus in the last 12 months, and nearly 90% received a bonus of less than £20,000.
Education, qualifications and career history
The CR sector is characterised by well-educated professionals: nearly nine-tenths (88%) of respondents have a degree and/or postgraduate qualification. More respondents (56%) hold professional qualifications in non-CR-related subjects than CR-related (44%), but the position is reversed for master’s degrees and doctorates. In addition, 13% have a Master of Business Administration (MBA). While regarding career history for the vast majority of respondents (91%), their current role was not their first job. In fact, the average time in employment is 14 years, with more than half of this time (9.5 years) spent in CR/S.
Moreover, the survey is also dedicated to an analysis concerning the level of company’s commitment to CR/S and identification of how people spend the bulk of their working day. To conclude, the survey investigations regarding the job satisfaction and job security have shown that 80% of respondents indicated that they are satisfied with their jobs, and a third went on to say they were very satisfied. However, those who are the most senior CR/S professionals within their organisation are slightly more satisfied than those who are not: 85% versus 80% respectively.
For more information about the CR Salary Survey 2012, please go to www.crsalarysurvey.com