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Office support salaries rise again in 2018 as skills gap remains

Office support salaries rise again in 2018 as skills gap remains


There has been a significant increase in salaries across the spectrum for office support staff in 2018, according to the La Créme annual salary survey.  The rises come as a result of skills gaps in many sectors, including administrative and office staff, meaning higher salaries and better benefits packages are being used to draw in more talent and encourage a larger number of people to train in these areas.

Some of the most attractive roles by salary include Personal Assistant (PA) which in Cork would pay a starting salary of €28-€32k, a 22% increase on last year. And with 5+ years of experience, you could earn up €60k in Dublin.

Similarly, the Office Manager role starts at an attractive €25-28k in Cork and could again see you rise to €60k with experience in Dublin.

Secretarial and reception work is also well-paid, averaging €20-25k with 0-3 years of experience and up to €40k with 5+ years under your belt.

 If you’re considering a change in career, administrative and office support work is a great choice. The working hours are sociable and often flexible around your lifestyle needs, and the salaries and benefits are attractive. Training for an office support role at any level is simple with Pitman’s career training diplomas.

Find out more about our career training diplomas and speak to our friendly career advisors to help find the right path for you. Call us on 01 8404075 or email swords@pitman-training.net.




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