Pay for marketing and communications roles has grown unevenly, says Charity Comms report

Sixty-five per cent of respondents to a survey said their salaries remained the same since last year, with only 28 per cent increasing; but the gender pay gap has narrowed

Salaries: uneven data
Salaries: uneven data

Marketing and communications salaries in the voluntary sector have grown unevenly, according to a survey of 788 people by the professional network CharityComms and the recruitment consultancy TPP.

According to a report on the study, published today, 65 per cent of respondents said their salaries had remained the same since last year, 24 per cent said they had increased a little and 4 per cent said they had increased a lot. Six per cent had seen their salaries fall a little and 1 per cent had seen them fall by a lot.

The report, the Charity Marketing & Communications Salary Survey 2015, the average salary for managers increased by 1.1 per cent to £35,847; that of executives increased by 0.3 per cent to £27,421.

The four other levels of seniority in the report showed larger increases, including a rise of up to 6 per cent for directors, though the data for those positions is less reliable because there were far fewer responses than from managers and executives.

The average salary for men fell from £39,075 to £37,221; the average salary for women rose from £33,261 to £33,611.

This reduced the salary gap between men and women from 14.9 per cent to 9.7 per cent.

Vicky Browning, director of CharityComms, said: "In a sector that has a large proportion of women – 68 per cent of charity staff are female – this is significant."

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