2015 practitioners' survey: Salaries by level of membership

10th April 2015


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Salaries by level of membership

Figure 2 illustrates how the salaries of IEMA members increase in line with the membership status they have achieved. Affiliate members, who may be working in a variety of different roles and may join the association simply for professional networking opportunities, earn a median salary of £35,000 a year.

Figure 2 Salary by level of IEMA membership

Members who take the step to become an associate can expect to earn a little more, at a median of £38,000 a year. There is a bigger pay premium associated with becoming a Full member, which requires both a written submission and interview. Members at this level can expect to earn a median of £45,000, a full £10,000 above that for affiliates. The mean annual salary at this professional level is £52,854, highlighting that the earnings potential for some practitioners who have achieved full member status can be much higher.

Becoming a fellow of the Institute signifies a practitioner reaching what IEMA describes as “the pinnacle of professional recognition”. As leaders in their field, Fellows can expect to earn a median salary of £82,500 a year. The significant differential between Full members and Fellows reflects this leadership role.


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