Personnel workers face widening north-south pay gap

25-10-2006

Personnel workers face widening north-south pay gap
The north and south pay-gap for those working in personnel has increased further, with personnel officers in London earning considerably more than their northern counterparts.

The gap is the biggest between personnel officers working in the capital and those working in Northern Ireland, a report from Croner Reward and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development shows, widening by 13 per cent since 2002.

London personnel officers now earn an average of £29,087, which is 11 per cent above the national average, while in Northern Ireland, the average wage is £23,838, nine per cent lower than the UK average.

Other areas have seen a widening pay gap too, with the gulf between those in the capital and those in north-east England now 16 per cent, while a pay gap of 12 per cent separates Londoners from their north-west counterparts.

However, money doesn't necessarily bring happiness, as the report reveals, with only 37 per cent of personnel officers in London reporting excellent or good levels of job satisfaction, compared to 78 per cent in the north-east and 72 per cent in the north-west.

Director of client services at Croner Reward Vivienne Copeland said: "The level of satisfaction suggest personnel professionals are not just motivated by money but a whole range of incentives."

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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