Deadline extended for MA Salary Survey

Geraldine Kendall Adams, 08.02.2017
Respond by 17 February to ensure your organisation is included
The Museums Association (MA) has extended the deadline for its ongoing Salary Survey until 17 February.

The UK-wide survey, which is supported with funding from Arts Council England, is intended to gather up-to-date data on the state of pay and benefits in the museum sector. It is the first of its kind to be carried out since the MA’s pay survey in 2004.

The MA hopes the extended deadline will give organisations a further opportunity to offer their feedback. “We’ve had a really good response to the survey so far, but we are keen to hear from as many organisations as possible so that we can get a really clear overall picture of salaries across the sector,” said Alistair Brown, the MA’s policy officer.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to really understand how the huge economic changes over the past decade have affected pay in museums and equivalent professions. I’d encourage every museum that has not done so already to complete the survey.”

The research will inform a new set of salary guidelines to be published by the MA later this year. These are intended to provide a useful benchmarking tool to assess pay and benefits across museums and with equivalent roles in other sectors.

The survey is being carried out by the specialist company Incomes Data Research and should be completed by a HR department representative, or an equivalent person with an organisation-wide view of salaries.

Please email by 17 February to participate in the survey.


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Jonathan Gammond
Access , Wrexham County Borough Museum
15.02.2017, 22:15
You can always check how well off you are/aren't by visiting:

which has been created by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It is quite thought provoking/depressing.

It tells you what you need to earn to achieve a minimum basic standard of living as defined by surveying fellow UK residents. The JRF says one-third of the country is below this minimum threshold. The threshold for a single person, no dependents is just over £17,300.