ICAEW Salary Survey 2014

Published: 11 Apr 2014

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Recent research by Stott and May has shown the average annual basic salary for an ICAEW Chartered Accountant working in business for 2014 is £90,800 (compared to £92,600 for 2013), while the average bonus is £20,500.

This year’s survey clearly shows a career as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant will provide greater earning potential. Those working in Banking and Capital Markets are the highest earners with an average salary and bonus of a whopping  £170,700.

For newly qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountants with two years’ experience, whether female or male, the earnings potential is also high with basic salaries averaging £47,900 plus bonus (compared to £44,800 in 2013).

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Average basic salary and bonus



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Average basic salary by global region




Avergae basic salary by age and gender




Avergae basic salary by sector



Avergae basic salary by career stage



Avergae basic salary by company size



Average basic salary by UK region


Likelihood of moving jobs


Who is most likely to move



Why change job


Salary Survey 2014 - by (revised) job role

Job role - London


Technical Information

Data collection for the ICAEW Salary Survey was carried out online by an independent market research company during the period 3 to 20 February 2014.

All ICAEW members in businesses other than accountancy practices – a total of 66,616 members – were invited to complete the survey.  Most received direct invitations by e-mail, but the survey was also publicised elsewhere to encourage response from other members in business.

In total 4,855 completed survey responses from those currently working in business other than practice were processed and form the data analysed in the ICAEW Salary Survey 2014. (4,716 responses came through direct e-mail links and 139 additional members completed via a general link.)

Data has been weighted to ensure the profile of the survey sample accurately represents all ICAEW members working in business other than practice.  Data has been weighted by geographical location, age, gender and company size.

Data is weighted according to the regional distribution of members in business other than practice within the UK and outside the UK. 17% of these members are currently based outside the UK.

Further information

For a copy of the report associated with these findings please contact Nina Carpanini at Stott and May. T: +(0)20 7496 3671 E: nina.carpanini@stottandmay.com

For further information relating to this survey contact ICAEWjobs, E: icaewjobs@icaew.com

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