Eight in 10 employees working in the UK jewellery sector claim they have received a pay rise in the past 12 months.
According to initial findings from the Professional Jeweller Job Satisfaction Survey, 81% of professionals in the industry have seen their salary increase over the past year, while a further 6% have experienced a rise within the past two years.
The majority of those that have taken the survey so far are in management, commercial and creative roles.
Around 6% indicated that the last time they received a salary rise was more than three years ago. The remaining responses were from people in self-employed roles.
Further analysis reveals that 46% of those who have received a salary rise in the past 12 months saw their take-home pay increase by between 1% and 5%.
46% of respondents said their salary had risen between 6% and 10%, with the rest reporting an increase of 11% or more.
Although an overwhelming majority of jewellery executives say their salary has increased in the past year, we revealed yesterday that half of industry professionals fear their future earnings prospects could be negatively impacted by Brexit.
Full analysis of the Professional Jeweller Job Satisfaction Survey will continue as the results come in and we are urging everybody to take part in order to create the best possible data.
The survey is completely anonymous and does not require any obligatory contact information to be filled in.