Personal Assistant and secretarial salaries are on the increase in London, according to the results of the Robert Walters 2012 Salary Survey.
General pay for contractors is up 0.5% year-on-year and professionals who move from one permanent role to another are on average receiving increases of 5%.
Financial Services Salaries: Personal Assistants Earning More than in 2011
The market rate for Personal Assistants in financial services has increased – Personal Assistants can now expect salaries of up to £44k (compared to £42k in 2011) and contract rates of up to £20 per hour (compared to £18 per hour in 2011).
Office managers can still expect a permanent salary of £35 – 50k and a contract rate of £17 – 20 per hour, while Executive Assistants are typically receiving £40 – 50k and £17 – 22 per hour and team secretaries £26 – 39k and £15 – 18 per hour.
Commerce and Industry Salaries Also Rise
The picture is similar in commerce and industry, where Executive Assistants can expect salaries of £30 – 45k, Personal Assistants £30 – 40k and team secretaries £25 – 32k. Contract rates are also competitive, with Executive Assistants receiving hourly rates of £16 – 20, Personal Assistants £15 – 18 and team secretaries £14 – 16.
Danika Jarmer, Associate Director of Secretarial & Support Recruitment at Robert Walters, comments: “While increases to salary levels have been relatively modest, it is encouraging that they are still rising – particularly for secretarial professionals moving jobs. Bilingual and trilingual individuals with strong MS Office skills are particularly in demand and are receiving the largest salary increases in this market.”
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About the Robert Walters Salary Survey 2012
The Robert Walters Salary Survey 2012 is a review of recruitment and pay trends across each of the 23 countries that the firm operates in globally. These figures are based on the difference between the average salary figures for each of the roles we have recruited for between January 2011 and January 2012.
About Robert Walters
Robert Walters is one of the leading international recruitment consultancies, with a network of 48 offices spanning 23 countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Continental Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Africa and South America.