2-3% pay rises most common among HR professionals

EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: One-third (33%) of HR and benefits professionals received pay rises of between 2.1% and 3% in the last 12 months, according to research by Employee Benefits.

Pay rises in this percentage bracket were most common among the 238 respondents who received a pay rise in the last year. 

The Employee Benefits Salary survey 2014, which questioned 361 employees with responsibility for managing benefits and reward in UK organisations, also found that one in six (16%) received a slightly lower pay rise of between 1.1% and 2%, while 12% received a pay rise of between 3.1% and 4%.

Respondents are optimistic about pay increases in the coming year, with 41% expecting to receive a pay rise in the next 12 months, although 6% do not expect to receive one. 

Graph showing the average percentage increase in salary for benefits professionals over the last twelve months

Source: Those responsible for reward and benefits for staff in their own organisation who received a pay rise in the previous 12 months (238)

Graph showing the average expected increase in salary for the next twelve months for benefits professionals

Source: Those responsible for reward and benefits for staff in their own organisation who received a pay rise in the previous 12 months (238)