Salary Survey 2019: The best (and worst) paid sectors for marketers

The annual Marketing Week Career and Salary Survey reveals consumer electronics and FMCG offer the highest wages for marketers in 2019, while those working in the charity sector earn the least.

While a good working environment, opportunities to advance your career and job security are essential aspects to feeling fulfilled at work, how much you get paid can also make a massive difference.

The annual Marketing Week Career and Salary Survey of 4,415 marketers working across the industry reveals consumer electronics is the best paid sector for marketers in 2019, with an average wage of £63,949. This is followed by FMCG (£58,324) and the automotive sector (£57,597).

By contrast the survey indicates that the charity sector is the least well paying for marketers, delivering an average wage of £42,014, closely followed by the public sector (£43,750) and construction (£43,937).

This compares to last year when marketers working in gambling and gaming, FMCG and consumer electronics earned the most. Those working in the charity sector were also the least well paid in 2018.

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