Horticulture salary survey shows £32,500 average

MorePeople have published results of its 2020 salary survey with job satisfaction as the number one priority ahead of salary.

Other non-financial benefits scored well, demonstrating a need for businesses to ensure that their employees are well looked after if they are to continue to attract and retain the best talent.

The mid-point of salaries for horticulture comes is £32,500 according to the survey. 

A fifth are paid £30,000-£35,000 and 2.4% over £100,000. Two-thirds have been in horticulture for more than 11 years. Some 42% get a company bonus, generally under 5%. Some 31% have a company car and 57% have 21-25 days annual holidays. Some 61% have had a pay rise in the last year.

Priorities when looking for a new job: 1. Job satisfaction 2. Company culture 3. Location 4. Salary 5. Training and progression opportunities 6. Flexible working 7. Employee benefits 8. Office environment

In garden & leisure (garden centres), one sixth are paid £25,000-£30,000 and one sixth £30,000-£35,000. 2% are paid over £150,000. Some 54% have been in the industry more tham 11 years. Half get a company bonus, mostly under 5%. Some 54% get 21-25 days annual holiday. Some 58% have had a pay rise in the last year.

Priorities when looking for a new job: 
1. Job satisfaction
2. Company culture
3. Salary
4. Location
5. Training and progression opportunities
6. Employee benefits
7. Office environment
8. Flexible working


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