Higher Education Salary Survey

Job levels
Job functions

The XpertHR Higher Education Salary Survey is published in association with the Universities & Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) and reports on both non-academic and academic staff pay in universities and other HE institutions. Detailed pay tables show salaries based on job function, location, institution type and higher education grouping. For academic staff, there are salary tables broken down by academic subject. The survey also captures bonus payments, market supplements and other substantive allowances, and reports on labour turnover and pay movements for matched groups of employees over the previous 12 months. Data drawn from XpertHR's wider salary surveys programme is used to report on comparisons between the higher education sector and commercial sector pay. The current data was published in June 2016.

Top job titles in this survey

  • Lecturer
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Principal Lecturer
  • Research Associate
  • Research Fellow
  • Reader
  • Associate Lecturer
  • Research Assistant
  • Technician
  • Cleaner
  • Administrator
  • Secretary