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NSV Veterinary Recruitment publish salary survey results

NSV Veterinary Recruitment are excited to announce the publication of their inaugural Salary Survey 2022

NSV Veterinary Recruitment are excited to announce the publication of their inaugural Salary Survey 2022, which crunches salary data for over 3,000 veterinary professionals.

Salary data is drawn from a review of the placements they made in the past six months, the current salaries and rates of candidates registering for their services, published vacancies and their consultants’ market knowledge.

They have used this data to create a detailed picture of the changing state of the jobs market, future trends and how people in the industry are feeling about their pay, in their salary survey.

Between COVIS-19, Brexit, the new IR35 legislation and stricter visa controls, the war for talent is more intense than ever, with some practices saying key positions are being left unfilled. The inaugural NSV Veterinary Recruitment salary benchmark survey offers detailed insights into the average salaries for specific roles – insights every hiring manager will need to attract and retain talent in the year to come.

During the NSV Veterinary Recruitment salary survey, veterinary professionals were asked how satisfied they were with their pay, hours and working conditions, career prospects and the support they received. In general, veterinary surgeons and nurses were less satisfied with their pay or career prospects, underlining the importance of getting salaries right.

Last year, the veterinary industry showed an average 8 percent salary increase for permanent employees. However, our salary survey found that only 27 percent of respondents received a salary increase of 5 percent or more, with the majority receiving less than industry average.

Perhaps the most shocking discovery of the salary survey was that while the overall gender pay gap was 13 percent, this was skewed by the results for older vets. For those qualified for under 15 years, it was just 3 to 6 percent, meaning senior women vets are severely underpaid.

At the end of 2021, there were 11 percent more vacancies advertised in the sector than at the end of 2020 – which reveals that the industry is recovering well from the pandemic, but also reflects the fact that veterinary surgeon is the hardest role to fill in the UK, with 52 percent of roles taking over 60 days to fill.

Whether you are a hiring manager or a job seeker, the NSV Veterinary Recruitment Salary Survey 2022 is a vital benchmarking tool, and you can download your free copy from the website.

Offering full recruitment services nationally and internationally for staffing solutions and permanent veterinary professionals, NSV Veterinary Recruitment are experienced recruiters, with over 50 years of experience between the two founding partners alone. Their number one priority is service, always being on hand and available whenever clients or candidates require support. They go beyond only matching the skills for clients and candidates, and also consider careers that fit an individual’s character and ambition.

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