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Reed’s 2024 business support and administration salary guide is the ultimate UK business salary checker.

By using our guide to inform the average salary UK business support and administration employees should receive, and understand what jobs are worth across all regions of the UK, you can ensure your pay is competitive and stands out when looking for new employees. 

Our business support and administration salary guide assesses average business salary and benefits within support roles. The guides use data from 17 million jobs posted on since 2016, to highlight key salary trends and insights, enabling you to benchmark average salaries for your business support and administration teams across the UK, or find out what you should, or could, be earning.

With the Bank of England predicting the rate of inflation’s fall to two per cent in 2025, this year will still be somewhat tumultuous. These challenges will provide opportunities for resilient businesses and professionals to gain invaluable experience and hone skills that will see them through any future upheaval.

Helen Fontaine

Business Support and Administration Recruitment Expert, Reed

Who are these salary guides designed for? 

Whether you’re looking to find the personal assistant average salary to pay a recruit the right amount or want to discover the top customer service advisor salary you could be earning in a new role, or with your current employer, our 2024 business support and administration salary guide can help.

You’ll gain invaluable insight that will allow you to compare your business support salary across all regions of the UK – from London salaries, to wages in Northern Ireland and the South West.

Are you an employer looking for business support and administration salary benchmarking advice? 

Compare salaries and benefits with our business support and administration salary guide, which helps you ensure your remuneration packages are up to date and on par or above that of your competitors.

Our research highlights that over half of professionals (55%) are currently looking, or considering looking, for a new job because of their salary not being enough, or the benefits they currently receive not being sufficient. Therefore, it’s vital that, as an employer, you are looking to offer the going rate or above.

Whether you are looking to benchmark a customer service manager salary or administrator salary – our guide will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

Are you trying to find out what you should be earning in business support and administration? 

Want to know the average project co-ordinator salary, HR administrator salary, or marketing assistant salary in your region to see what you should, or could, be earning? Use our 2024 business support and administration salary guide to understand your worth and plan the next steps you will take in your career.

What jobs does Reed’s business support and administration salary guide cover?

Our business support and administration salary and benefits guide will provide you with direction on salaries and benefits for some of the most prominent roles in business support, including:

  • Account manager

  • Customer service advisor

  • Executive assistant

  • Human resources assistant

  • Legal assistant

  • Marketing executive

  • Purchasing administrator

  • Sales executive

Salary expectations are still quite high among professionals in the sector, which is unsurprising as the high cost of living rolls on. However, this is mismatched with what employers expect to pay. Jobseekers also want to join forward-thinking companies and will soon feel frustrated in companies that refuse to keep up with the times.

Grant Rigler

Business Support and Administration Recruitment Expert – South East, Reed

Why download the UK’s trusted business support and administration UK salary guide?

This guide is based on an extensive volume of data from over 17 million jobs posted on since 2016, solidifying its status as the most trusted guide of its kind. The analysis of such a vast dataset offers an unparalleled view of the business support market, ensuring accuracy and reliability.

Reed’s regional directors offer their insight into the local job landscape, discussing business support and administration recruitment as experts. They each offer their own unique perspectives, which enhances the guide's richness and relevance.

The Reed business support and administration salary guide delves into the intricacies of roles across 12 UK regions, highlighting noteworthy developments, using graphics to depict key salary changes over the past year. With a robust dataset of average salary data dating back to 2016, and salary projections for the upcoming year, this guide can empower you to identify trends and plan for the future.

How can the Reed salary guides help with my benefits/rewards benchmarking?

To further inform our annual suite of salary guides, we surveyed 5,000 UK workers in November 2023. You can read the full highlights in the ‘Our survey says’ section of the guide.

Key findings from our research include:

  • One-in-four professionals are unhappy with their current salary​

  • Only half of respondents feel confident they will achieve their comfortable salary at some point

  • Three-in-10 say they don’t receive any workplace benefits at all

  • The three most common benefits received are: flexi time (20%), a company pension higher than the required amount (18%), and an annual salary increment (18%)

  • Workers’ top-three desired benefits are: an annual salary increment (45%), a four-day working week (36%), and flexi time (36%).​

To help you make an informed choice on all things UK salary and benefits, download our UK business support & administration salary guide using the button above.

Reed salary guide 2024