Hospitality industry third most likely to receive pay rise

New research has found that the hospitality sector workers in the hospitality sector are the third most likely to receive a pay rise.

The report from job site, CV-Library, analysed job market data throughout 2018 and compared this with statistics from 2017. The findings revealed that average salaries were on the rise across the UK and that hospitality was one of the top sectors for a pay rise. The full list includes:

  • Legal – Pay up by 7.6% making the average salary £33,660 
  • Marketing – Pay up by 7.1% making the average salary £34,420 
  • Hospitality – Pay up by 7.1% making the average salary £28,850 
  • Customer Services – Pay up by 4.4% making the average salary £22,790 
  • IT – Pay up by 4.3% making the average salary £44,100 
  • Sales – Pay up by 3.9% making the average salary £31,690 
  • Design – Pay up by 3.2% making the average salary £31,970 
  • Accounting – Pay up by 3.2% making the average salary £33,910 
  • Recruitment – Pay up by 2.9% making the average salary £29,880 
  • Catering – Pay up by 2.8% making the average salary £24,570

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, said: “Throughout 2018 there was a great deal of competition for businesses to attract and secure the most talented hospitality professionals, hence why the sector has seen such a jump in pay. As such, if you’re looking to secure a pay rise in the year ahead, there’s plenty of opportunity for you to do so in this influential industry.

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“January is always a great time to look for a new job, as many employers look to strengthen their existing workforce. If you’re considering a new role or perhaps even thinking about a career change, the hospitality sector has lots to offer, especially when it comes to exciting job opportunities. So don’t delay any further, start your job search today.”


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