PublicAffairsAsia and Prospect have released The 2014 Salary Survey which offers a deeper insight and is based on a larger sample base than previous years.
The downloadable 12 page report offers a snapshot of the pay, bonuses, benefits and satisfaction levels of middle and senior tier communications and corporate affairs practitioners across Asia Pacific.
The report, produced in association with Research Pacific Group, can be downloaded here.
Taking salaries and bonuses combined, the regional average this year is US$152,587, and respondents reported an average salary increase of 7.2 per cent. For the third year running, corporate affairs practitioners are earning significantly more than their peers in other disciplines, such as PR and communications.
The landscape confronting the industry is changing: the era of the expat package has been consigned to history and other benefits, such as housing allowances, are also being phased out. The gender pay gap remains visible across much of the region, and training – often cited as one of the industry’s biggest needs – remains relatively low, with the average employee receiving fewer than three days training a year.
Commenting, Craig Hoy, Executive Director of PublicAffairsAsia, said: “We’re confident that this year’s numbers are robust and shed light on a wide range of the issues and trends confronting the industry across Asia Pacific.”