Survey highlights bumper City pay

Huge financial incentives are a good reason to move into City PR, if a new survey is anything to go by.

Finsbury pays its highest paid director almost twice as much as the next PR firm according to a list of UK agencies’ best paid directors. Of the top ten, five are specialist City agencies – most of the rest have City expertise.

Willott Kingston Smith’s annual marketing service performance survey also shows Finsbury’s employment costs per employee are more than £50,000 greater than any other agency. City agencies also dominate the top ten in that chart.

Here’s the top ten in both lists:

Highest paid director

01: Finsbury – £1.819m (year ending dec 05)
02: Bell Pottinger - £918,000 (06)
03: College Hill - £707,000 (05)
04: Citigate Dewe Rogerson - £556,000 (05)
05: Ketchum - £529 ,000 (06)
06: Gavin Anderson - £491,000 (06)
07: FD - £478,000 (05)
08: The Red Consultancy - £412,000 (05)
09: CMGRP - £392,000 (05)
10: Buchanan Communications - £376,000 (06)

Employment Costs Per Employee

01: Finsbury - £169,660 (05)
02: Bell Pottinger - £115,713 (06)
03: Gavin Anderson - £112.862 (06)
04: Buchanan Communications - £105,178 (06)
05: The Maitland Consultancy - £94,116 (05)
06: Citigate Dewe Rogerson - £93,443 (05)
07: FD - £91,416 (05)
08: College Hill - £79,663 (05)
09: Bell Pottinger Corporate and Financial - £76,226 (06)
10: Fishburn Hedges - £66,039 (06)

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