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Drapers Salary Survey 2012

Joanna Perry

Welcome to the first Drapers Salary Survey.

Welcome to the first Drapers Salary Survey. We’ve listened to the feedback from many readers who wanted us to provide benchmarks for pay in the sector and spent the past three months in research mode.

Working with recruitment consultancy Fashion & Retail Personnel, we have analysed salaries offered for hundreds of individual jobs placed in the past year across more than 50 job roles.

The results shown on the following pages have been broken down into salaries for inside and outside London, as there are significant regional differences for some roles. These are base figures, and don’t include discretionary bonus payments or the value of the benefits that come with many positions, especially the more senior ones.

They also represent a mean average, and so you should not automatically be concerned if you are earning or paying someone a salary that is higher or lower than those shown. In particular, for the ecommerce and marketing roles, the wide range of salaries for the different roles advertised in the past year mean we have shown the range as well as the average.

This benchmarking exercise is useful, as it shows the salary jumps those in the industry should expect between job roles, and also highlights where there are particular shortages of suitable candidates with the right skills and experience, which is then pushing up salaries.

We hope you find the research as to what’s happening in the sector as enlightening as we have.

  • Joanna Perry, special projects editor, Drapers

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