PublicAffairsAsia has launched the fieldwork for the 2013 salary survey which will benchmark the pay and benefits of middle and senior tier practitioners across Asia Pacific.
The 2013 survey operated in conjunction with global talent resource specialist Prospect and is supported by regional marketing research provider The Research Pacific Group.
The second annual survey will examine the salaries, benefits and employment history of senior practitioners working in corporate public affairs and communications roles in the private and not-for-profit sectors.
The online survey will be conducted between July and September, targeting senior in-house and agency personnel across the spectrum of roles in public affairs and corporate communications.
Commenting on the project, Craig Hoy, Executive Director of PublicAffairsAsia, said: “The salary survey was an outstanding success in its first year and helped set benchmarks for the rapidly evolving indusry in this region. We are excited to be working with Prospect, and to have brought on board the added weight of The Research Pacific Group.”
Emma Dale, Founder and Managing Director of Prospect, added: “We are thrilled to be working once again with PublicAffairsAsia to highlight the salaries and benefits of professionals in Asia Pacific. Remuneration is a hot topic today with everyone in the industry, and it will be interesting to see how this year’s results compare with those of last year.”
The survey will be published following a high-level industry roundtable taking place in Singapore in late September.
The inaugural 2012 study found that middle and senior level corporate communications and public affairs practitioners in Asia Pacific are earning average salaries exceeding US$141,000 before bonus payments
The 2012 report also found that three in four professionals believe they are paid less than their equivalents in the West. The highest regional salaries and bonuses were recorded in Australia, followed by Hong Kong and Singapore, the survey found.