EXCLUSIVE: 29% of benefits professionals receive a 2.1-3% pay rise

EXCLUSIVE: The most commonly awarded salary increases to HR and benefits professionals in the last 12 months were between 1.1% and 3%, according to research by Employee Benefits.

The Salary survey 2017, which surveyed 249 HR, reward and benefits professionals in December 2016, also found that more than a quarter (29%) of respondents received an increase between 2.1% and 3% of salary, while 26% received between 1.1% and 2%. This is broadly in line with results seen in 2014 when we last asked this question.

Overall, just under three-quarters (74%) received a salary review in the past 12 months.

Looking ahead, however, respondents appear to have much lower expectations for the coming year. Nearly a fifth (17%) expect their salary to remain the same over the next 12 months, even though just 2% did not receive an increase in light of a review in the previous 12 months.

Click to download the full Employee Benefits Salary Survey 2017