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aj 100 - SALARIES HOW MUCH DO YOU PAY?

Range: £40,000 - £171,000 Average: £70,186 PARTNER/DIRECTOR Range: £28,000 - £60,000 Average: £40,991 ASSOCIATE Range: £22,112 - £42,000 Average: £32,192 ARCHITECT Range: £15,000 - £30,000 Average: £22,931 PART 3 STUDENT Range: £11,347 - £23,000 Average: £16,381 YEAR OUT STUDENT DOES YOUR PRACTICE HAVE A PENSION SCHEME?

19% NO IF SO, IS IT A FINAL SALARY PENSION SCHEME?

4% YES 96% NO BIG BUCKS FOR TOP BRASS Some of the biggest salaries for design directors yet have appeared in the AJ's recruitment pages in recent months, including a position for design director advertised at £150,000 and a deputy design director at £130,000. Both jobs were advertised through recruitment consultant SIV Executive. Commenting on the level of salaries, SIV Executive managing director Karl Haden says: 'Until very recently, the recognition of the commercial value of architectural practices in the US and Europe has not been matched here in the UK - hence the remuneration variation. But this issue is starring to be addressed as the imbalance between the commercial profile of architecture and the UK's corporate arena is becoming more closely aligned.

We've recently been engaged to fill mid-range positions in excess of £250,000.Frankly, we have been amazed by just how high these ficommandingfl salaries have risen over the last 12 months. But forward-looking firms realise that, if they're going to stay at the front in the longer term, they need a high-calibre core that isn't going to be ravaged by headhunters and mouth-watering salary offers from competitive firms.'

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