Last chance to participate in Bookcareers salary survey

Last chance to participate in Bookcareers salary survey

There are just days left to take part in consultancy's latest salary survey, which analyses publishing industry pay for employees based in the UK and Ireland. 

First launched by the careers consultancy in 1996 and last run in 2017, the survey includes data from book publishers and literary agents who employ staff on a salary or a fixed term contract, including full or part time workers, and is sponsored by publishing recruiter Inspired Search & Selection. This year's iteration will be the second survey to date. 

The questionaire is orientated around themes such as monitoring the increased digitalisation of roles, with questions such as "how much of your time are you spending on digital products?" and includes questions relating to student debt and the cost of living. It will also be asking people why they intend to remain in their job as well as why they might want to leave.

Suzanne Collier, founder of, said: "This survey has gone from being hated to being wanted by c.e.o.s downwards throughout the industry. Companies such as Hachette, Faber & Faber and Kogan Page are a few of the publishers who advise their employees of the survey’s existence.

"It is used in staff retention and planning, as well as salary benchmarking. It is essential that people across the UK publishing industry complete it, as their data will count. It remains anonymous and we go out of our way to anonymise individual comments to ensure they are non-identifying."

The survey is open until 30th July, with results expected to be published on 7th September.