PR practitioners are slightly better paid and less stressed than in
previous years, but many want to leave their jobs in the next year,
according to the 1998 PR Week/Media Appointments Salary Survey.
Despite smaller percentage pay increases than last year, 68.6 per cent
of the 1,097 respondents say they are happy with their salary, while
37.6 per cent are looking to change jobs. Agency and in-house people
prize challenging work, and recognition above salary.
Salaries are broadly the same between the sexes although women appear to
have reached an agency glass ceiling, with fewer at chairman/managing
director level than in last year’s survey. Women fare better in-house
with a slight increase in the number holding directorships.
Average salaries vary greatly across the UK from pounds 34,779 in London
to pounds 22,708 in Wales.
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