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bookcareers.com Salary Survey Results 2013

All statistics are taken from the bookcareers.com Salary Survey 2013 and are the copyright of bookcareers.com.
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Respondents completed an online form, between September and December 2013. The form was advertised to all those registered with bookcareers.com and the link circulated widely through all trade associations and across social media.

We received a total of 901 valid responses.

We really must thank everyone who responded and contributed to this data –
without your help and trust in us this survey would not be possible.

* 81.8% of respondents were female, 18.2% were male

*In 2008 82.9% of respondents were female, 17.1% male
*In 2004  78%     of respondents were female, 22% male

AVERAGE SALARIES
* The average overall salary was £28,661 up 13.2% on 2008 (£24,871).
This is the average of all full-time respondents earning between £10,000 and £80,001 p.a. 

* The average starting salary is calculated on those who are 19-23 years old, who have been in the industry for less than a year and in their  current job for less than a year.

* The average starting salary was £17,775 up 2.7% on 2008 (£17,300)

There is now a huge disparity between entry level pay and our salary average pay.
In 2008 the percentage difference was 43.8%.  It has now risen to 61.2%.
*80.2% of the respondents are 35 years of age or younger,
* In 2008 82.8% of all respondents were under the age of 35

DIVERSITY
*93.7% of all respondents classed themselves as White.  This is up 3% from 90.7% in 2008.
Although there have been major campaigns by organisations like Equip and Creative Access, we are still failing heavily on diversity.

AVERAGE MALE V FEMALE SALARIES
*Men are still being paid more than women. In 2013 this was 16%, up slightly from 15.4% in 2008, but improved on 18.1% in 2004.
For an industry where 81.8% of respondents were women, this continues to be disappointing..

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bookcareers.com Salary Survey 2013
Average Male and Female Salaries
  Male Female %
2013 £32,299 £27,832 16.0%
2008 £27,973 £24,234 15.4%
2004 £27,209 £23,035 18.1%
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bookcareers.com Salary Survey 2013
Average Salary by Age
Base £28,661
19-23 £19,323
24-26 £22,343
27-30 £26,875
31-35 £32,672
36-51 £39,932
51+ £41,874
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bookcareers.com Salary Survey 2013
Average Salary by Size of Company
1-10 £26,146
11-30 £28,831
31-50 £26,552
51-100 £29,184
101-250 £29,653
251-500 £30,002
501-1000 £30,160
1001+ £28,789
Don’t know £26,394
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bookcareers.com Salary Survey 2013
Average Salary by Area of Publishing
Academic £27,559
Business/Professional/Legal £29,294
Children’s £29,084
Educational £29,256
ELT £32,211
Reference £29,300
STM (Science, Technical, Medical) £29,135
Trade £28,243
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Bookcareers.com Salary Survey 2013
Average Salary by Location
Central London £29,033
Greater London £28,388
Oxfordshire £27,219
South and South East England £28,529
South West England £30,469
Midlands and East Anglia £30,863
North England £30,199
Wales £16,500
Scotland £23,179
Northern Ireland £27,000
Republic of Ireland £24,910
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bookcareers.com Salary Survey 2013
Average Salaries of Selective Job Titles.  A complete list appears in the full report along with background details, bonuses and additional data.
Job Title Salary 2008
Editorial Assistant £19,901 £18,442
Literary Agents Assistant/Agents Assistant £21,375 £19,625
Production Assistant £22,300 £17,875
Rights Assistant £19,449 £17,688
Marketing Assistant £19,449 £17,645
Assistant Editor £22,561 £18,925
Production Editor £23,925 £22,046
Production Controller £25,978 £23,679
Desk Editor/Copy Editor £21,700 £19,583
Managing Editor £30,043 £30,379
Commissioning Editor £30,731 £26,450
Marketing Executive £22,689 £21,770
Press Officer £23,696 £21,920
Marketing Manager £31,005 £24,781
Production Manager £35,898 £34,944
Rights Manager £32,058 £30,245
Sales Manager £39,585 £31,817
Publisher £55,182 £42,188
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