Launch of Publishing Salary Survey 2017

bookcareers, a careers consultancy for the publishing industry, is now gathering data for its latest salary survey. The results will be published in September 2017.

The survey analyses salaries from UK and Ireland book publishers and literary agents who employ staff on a salary or a fixed term contract basis (either full or part time).

The data is analysed in such a way that it is often used by small and large publishers to understand market rates for specific roles, helping to foster fair salaries for staff.  The Salary Survey has seen this to be particularly helpful at the entry and mid-level as there is little salary data about the book industry available.

Suzanne Collier from comments “We’ve always believed that salary information should be transparent. is guiding people daily into making important career decisions and we are committed to keeping our clients are fully informed as to the salary they can expect before making such choices.

This survey, as well as monitoring the increased digitisation of roles, with questions such as “How much of your time are you spending on digital products?” also has additional questions relating to student debt – “Are you still repaying a student loan?” and the cost of living, such as “How much does your commute to work cost?”  It will also be asking people why they intend to remain in their job as well as why they might want to leave.

The 2017 survey will be sponsored by publishing recruitment agency Inspired Search & Selection.

The survey is online until midnight on 28th July 2017 with early results due to be published in September 2017. You can complete the survey here.

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