IEMA pay and benefits poll

16th January 2012

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IEMA begins analysis of its annual survey of members' pay and benefits

IEMA launched its annual practitioner survey just before Christmas. Open to 12,101 eligible UK members (from Graduate level to Fellow), the poll monitors practitioner experiences of working in the profession.

An in-depth and comprehensive piece of research, carried out annually since 2005, the Institute asked members about their qualifications, length of professional experience, earnings and bonuses, changes to circumstances, responsibilities and satisfaction levels.

The online survey closed on Monday 9 January with a total of 2,324 responses – 19% of those eligible to participate and a similar response rate to the 2011 poll.

IEMA would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the questionnaire, as their contributions are vital to helping the Institute inform business, recruiters and the media about the value of the profession.

Early analysis reveals that more than two-thirds (68%) of respondents are Associate members, 12% are Full members and 1% are Fellows. A further 19% are either Affiliates or Graduates.

The results also reveal that almost half (48%) work in business organisations or industry; just under one-third (30%) are consultants; 15% work in the public sector; and 4% work in education, academia or research. The three primary areas of work are health, safety and environment (20% of respondents); environmental management (18%); and sustainability (10%).

Last year saw the environment profession gain momentum so the results of this latest piece of research will prove vital in gauging how far it has come. An analysis of the findings will be published in a special supplement with the March issue of the environmentalist.


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