Public sector speechwriters more prolific but lower paid

Sharp differences between speechwriting roles in the public sector and the private sector have been highlighted by new research.

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of public sector speechwriters earn less than £50,000 a year, but 79 per cent of private sector ones earn more than that sum.

The majority of speechwriters produce fewer than 49 speeches per year.

However, 28 per cent of public sector speechwriters write 50 or more speeches per year, compared with 10 per cent in the private sector.

The survey was carried out by specialist communications recruiter Birchwood Knight.

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