SecsintheCity – the UK’s number one job board for PAs, Secretaries and other office support professionals – has just published the findings of its 2019 Audience Insight Report.
In autumn 2019, 4,000 office support professionals responded to our annual salary survey, providing the details of their daily working lives for a report that allows you to benchmark your current earnings and find out more about the stories and statistics behind your profession.
Responses revealed that, at 8%, Legal Secretaries and PAs make up a significant portion of our audience, while 10% of respondents said they were crafting a career in the legal sector.
On average, Legal Secretaries and PAs took home an annual salary of £33,995. While the highest UK salaries for these professionals were found in London (£36,303), Legal Secretaries and PAs operating overseas in locations such as Australasia and the Middle East reported greater overall earnings than most UK regions.
Meanwhile, 64% of Legal Secretaries and PAs received a pay rise in the last year, and 54% were fortunate enough to be offered a bonus on top of their basic pay package.
One of the key stories contained in this year’s report is the continued rise of the multi-boss role: over half of our audience now support 4 people or more, all the while being paid an average of £4,000 less per year than those in single-support roles. For those with multiple managers, extra responsibility does not equate to extra reward.
Positively, 11% of this year’s respondents were male. As the highest number of men yet to participate in the SecsintheCity Audience Insight Report, this indicates a step towards addressing gender imbalance in a professional traditionally dominated by women.
We know that if we asked our audience the same questions today amid the Coronavirus pandemic, some of the details in this report would be quite different. However, we believe in the importance of sharing this report so you can discover the trends and stories that affected your profession in 2019, all while benchmarking your current earnings. Download your own copy of our Audience Insight Report today.