The sweetest taboo

By Thomas Drewry | 09 April 2015

To the outside world, careers in local government can often be seen as steady, with perceived perks like good holiday allowances, maternity pay and pension plans perhaps making it a very attractive profession in the long-term.

Whether or not this is still true in reality is another question, but the fact is that very few people go into a career in local government with an accurate idea of how what they earn will reflect their level of experience, say five, 10 or 15 years down the line.

Our salary benchmarking site compiles data submitted anonymously by over 40,000 individuals, many of whom work in local government roles across the UK. Having such a wealth of data allows people at any stage of their career to see where they stand versus others in the same role elsewhere, further up the organisation or even in different departments. We simply provide the information to allow people to make more informed decisions to manage their own careers.

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