Charity pay study 2019: the top earners, 76 to 100

Some of the UK's largest charities by income are among those paying their highest earners the least, our research shows

The bottom quarter of Third Sector’s salary study 2019 contains many household-name charities.

The study, which is conducted every two years, lists the highest 100 salaries paid by the top 150 UK charities by annual income, plus two others known to pay high wages to their top earners.

Charities to feature in the lower quartile, which encompasses organisations that said they paid their highest earners between at least £140,000 and £163,000, include the Alzheimer’s Society, Dogs Trust, Citizens Advice, Sue Ryder, the PDSA and the RSPB (see table, below).

Oxfam and Save the Children UK might be two of the UK’s largest fundraising charities, but their pay levels appear restrained when set among the overall top 100.

Oxfam paid its high earner, the since departed chief executive Mark Goldring, £146,247 in the year to the end of March 2018, enough for ninetieth place on the list.

Save’s highest salary in 2017 was the £145,145 paid to its chief executive Kevin Watkins, putting him in ninety-third place.

The lowest salary that was included in the top 100 list this year was between £140,001 and £150,000. This was the same as two years ago but considerably higher than in 2015, when the lowest pay package in the top 100 was worth between £120,001 and £130,000.

Eight charities paid their highest earners between £140,001 and £150,000 in the latest study, but the Salvation Army was excluded to make a round 100 because it had the highest annual income of those organisations.

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