Nearly 34% of jewellery and watch executives admit they would quit their job if a pay rise was not forthcoming.

The absence of any fiscal reward or incentive from their current employer is the main reason that industry professionals would look elsewhere for work, according to initial findings from the Professional Jeweller and WatchPro Job Satisfaction and Salary Survey.

However, financial gain isn’t the only factor influencing job satisfaction in the UK jewellery and watch sector.


Almost 34% of respondents so far said that not feeling part of the team would make them more likely to quit their job than any other factor, reinforcing the need for employers to create a happy working environment and promote camaraderie among staff.

The full results of the Job Satisfaction and Salary Survey will be published in the January edition of WatchPro, and will include average salaries for certain job titles and regions of the UK.

The survey remains open for another week, and we urge everybody to take part in order to create the best possible data.

The survey is completely anonymous. It does not ask for any contact information and does not attach e-mail addresses to the surveys as they are completed so there is no way of knowing who has provided the answers.