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2023 Salary Survey Findings
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Key Findings From 2023 HSEQ & Sustainability Salary Survey

  • Publish Date: Posted 11 months ago

Shirley Parsons 2023 HSEQ and Sustainability Salary Survey is now live and our key findings have been released.

The survey is part of a series of insight tools that we provide to global HSEQ employers to help them grow and improve their turn on talent investment. It provides specific insights into the mindset of HSEQ and Sustainability professionals in the UK and covers topics such as:

  • Work Aspirations

  • Job Satisfaction

  • Average Salaries

  • Salary Increases

  • Diversity

  • Sustainability

The survey was undertaken during the first quarter of 2023 and we received more than 1,600 completed responses, which were then analysed by our data experts.

HSEQ and Sustainability Salary Survey 2023 key findings

These are the key findings from our insights survey:

1. STYLE, CULTURE & CONTENT

Our survey showed that management style, work content & the importance of HSEQ within an organisation are the key factors when considering a new position. 

2. 15% SALARY INCREASE 

When looking for a new position, HSEQ & Sustainability professionals expect a15.2% salary rise.  Salaries paid to our survey responders have all increased this year. 

3. SATISFACTION UP

Average satisfaction is up on last year’s survey, with professionals in Energy & Consultancy most satisfied and those in Education & Rail the least satisfied.

4. INCREASE IN FEMALES

The percentage of females at the lowest level of responsibility increased by 7% this year to nearly 37%. Men continue to dominate at Director level.

5. NORTH LEVELS UP

Salaries in London continue to be significantly above the average but this year we have seen salaries in the North West, Yorkshire & Humberside increase significantly.

6. GENDER PAY GAP NARROWS 

Male responders earn 6.2% more on average than female responders but at the lowest /entry level of seniority women earnt more than men. 

This is the third annual survey Shirley Parsons have published and we will be developing a wider range of insight reports throughout the next year.

The 2024 Insights Survey is now open for submissions. Take the survey and get a free copy of the results in March 2024.