- Graduate recruitment officers earn £32,700 on average
- Lack of resources and budget are top concerns for recruiters
- Average of 39 graduate and intern hires per recruiter
A survey published today by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), conducted by Mercer, on salaries, resources and aspirations in the student recruitment and development industry, reveals only 37% of industry professionals expect to stay in graduate recruitment or development.
Average salaries within the industry have increased since 2010, which is when the AGR last conducted a survey of this nature. In 2010 the average salary for a graduate recruitment officer was £27,000 and a manager with direct reports could earn an average of £43,300. These averages have risen by 21% and 9% respectively.
In 2015 benchmarks for entry-level salaries are around £30,000, similar to the next highest pay grade of Officers/Coordinators who are paid an average of £32,700. Managers with direct reports earn £47,300 compared to £43,900 for those without. Heads of Department receive an average of £67,000, but with sector differences of more than £20,000. Manager salaries are highest in the Finance and Legal sectors (£54,400 and £53,600 respectively) and lowest in the FMCG sector (£34,700). 58% of those surveyed are eligible for an annual bonus.
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