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PFI market aids wages

It has been a good year for the staff running practices across the AJ100.

From partner down to Part 3 students, there has been an average salary increase of 9.5 per cent. This is perhaps unsurprising, given the healthy markets in which most of these companies are working.

Looking at the individual submissions (which are, of course, anonymous), it becomes clear that the offices actively seeking, and winning, work in the booming PFI market, are generally those that are rewarding senior staff and employees with greater remuneration than others.

Equally, therefore, it cannot come as much of a shock that, in general, those still focusing on the commercial office market have not been quite so generous in pay packets this year.

All round, though, a good year, and a positive sign that major practices recognise that junior designers should receive better wages.

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