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Factors affecting salary in finance

Our average salaries are calculated using job titles from Michael Page placements and advertised roles in the last 12 months. Despite being the largest recruiter of qualified accountants in the UK, our data still only provides a general overview of salary levels.
Below is a brief explanation of some additional factors that may affect salary levels.  For more detailed information please contact your local specialist.

Post qualified experience

Historically, years qualified has been a measure used for benchmarking salaries. However in reality, skill set, responsibilities, sector and region have a larger bearing on salary levels and therefore give a more accurate picture.


Qualification type for entry level jobs can result in some differentiation in salary levels. However in general, skill set, responsibilities, sector and region still have more impact on salary levels.

Need bespoke salary information?

For more detailed information or bespoke salary benchmarking, please contact one of your local specialist consultants for a confidential discussion.