Company Secretary remuneration has risen sharply in the past 12 months



London, 6 September 2016 – A survey published today shows Company Secretaries have seen a 5.3% increase in salaries in London and the South-East and 6.2% in other areas.  Junior level Company Secretaries have seen the sharpest increase in salaries of 9.1% in London and the South East in the past 12 months.  The top 10% of Company Secretary salaries are in excess of £200,000 and mean salary of £124,000.  12% of Company Secretaries received bonuses over 50% of salary compared to 9% in the previous year.


Company secretarial recruitment specialist The Core Partnership has published their latest Company Secretary Market Survey which is the most in-depth analysis of the company secretarial market to-date.  Their report examines:

  • How does professional qualification affect salary at the top levels for Company Secretaries?
  • How much have bonuses increased in the last year?
  • How long do Company Secretaries stay in an organisation?
  • How do Company Secretaries rate their level of pay and reward?
  • How has the market for Company Secretaries changed over the last 12 months?


“With the increased media focus on Corporate Governance, transparency, board remuneration and diversity, the role of the Company Secretary is evolving” explains Managing Director, Jon Moores.  “The most significant change to the Company Secretary’s role in recent years has been the increased demand for visible and robust organisational Governance and it’s clear to see that this added value is translating itself directly into the Company Secretary’s take-home pay”.


For further information, please contact Jon Moores, Managing Director & Recruitment Partner:

+44 (0)20 3589 0333

06 September 2016



written by Jon Moores
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