Marketing Week has published its annual salary survey - and professional services doesn't fair well.
The average professional services marketing salary tops out at just over £38,000, behind entertainment (£39k), financial (£42k) and gaming/gambling (£45k). FMCG tops the table with average salaries of £47K.
Climbing the career ladder Marketers are divided about the sectors in which they would most like to work, regardless of whether they are considering a job move. The most popular choice is the entertainment industry, selected by 33% of respondents. This is followed by travel and leisure (31%), retail and ecommerce (29%) and agency or consultancy work (25%). Entertainment is not the best paying option, however, with average marketing salaries in this sector standing at £39,384. This is dwarfed by the FMCG sector, which boasts the highest average salary of £47,106, followed by gaming and gambling (£45,519) and telecommunications (£43,625).