Brightwater salary survey 2010

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Shane Rushe from the Rushe Group, Supervalu Naas, Killiney, Dalkey and Centra Stillorgan, presenting Amy Vaughan-Hameed from the Alzheimer Society of Ireland with a cheque for €19,805

Recruitment specialists Brightwater Support's 2010 salary survey observes some positive trends. Here are the earnings across the retail sector in Ireland in 2009

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18 August 2009 | 0

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2009 has proved an extraordinary year for both the public and private sector. Due to large scale redundancies and market conditions, there was a marked drop in salaries and benefits early on in the year and in an unprecedented move, the Brightwater Group issued two versions of the 2009 salary survey, the figures reflecting the change in the jobs market.

The main trend for the last quarter of 2009 and heading into 2010 that we have witnessed is companies using temporary staff particularly in the office support and administration sectors where employers are trying to fill gaps but not necessarily add to their head count until business has improved.

Now that market conditions have improved somewhat throughout the year, there is some optimism for 2010 across the majority of sectors. it has become very much an employers’ market and salaries have become much more realistic and in line with what companies can afford to pay.

if you have any questions on Brightwater’s salary survey 2010, contact info@brightwatersupport.com

Retail

From the start of 2000, the increase in the numbers employed in the Irish retail sector has outpaced general employment growth. There is increasing professionalism in the sector, both in terms of training of staff and the products available. Increases in disposable income have driven the demand for superior products and services. This in turn leads to greater prospects for candidates as the industry is still experiencing a shortage of skilled managers.

Base salaries have undergone a 10% decrease in many sectors with areas such as builders‘ suppliers and hardware being worse hit due to the drop off in the construction market. Personal shopping spend on home improvement items does remain steady however.

Almost all retailers have started looking at additional non financial perks as incentives to motivate staff; these include discounted products, bonuses, extra holidays, health insurance or pensions. Overall salaries have now begun to stabilise. Industry experts predict this will remain unchanged for most of 2010.  

Although it is forecast that retailers will continue to face an increasingly challenging trading environment in 2010, the sector is still undergoing a growth period and offers endless career opportunities for candidates. The average shopper’s propensity to spend has rapidly declined over the last two years. However, Ireland still remains ranked at second out of eight leading OECD countries in terms of net wealth per capita. The retail sector is crucial to sustaining competitiveness in our economy by influencing other sectors such as manufacturing and suppliers to increase productivity. 

One of the most positive trends to hit Ireland was the advent of retail parks, usually found in out-of-town locations. Despite the
tough economic conditions throughout 2009, the popularity of these retail parks has not waned and they have continued to drive retail growth albeit at a slower pace. This is expected to continue throughout 2010 as retailers respond to ever changing consumer demands.

JOB TITLE                               DUBLIN                                           ROI

DEPARTMENT STORES 

Area Manager                          45,000 – 65,000                              45,000 – 65,000
Store Manager                         38,000 – 50,000                              38,000 – 50,000
Assistant Manager                   32,000 – 45,000                              30,000 – 40,000
Department Manager               28,000 – 40,000                              27,000 – 35,000
Concession Manager               28,000 – 40,000                              26,000 – 32,000
Brand Manager                        26,000 – 32,000                              25,000 – 30,000
Visual Merchandiser                26,000 – 32,000                              25,000 – 30,000
Full-time Sales Consultant      18,000 – 24,000                              18,000 – 24,000
Part-time Sales Consultant                  9.00 p/h                                          9.00 p/h

FASHION – HIGH STREET

Area Manager                          48,000 – 65,000                               45,000 – 60,000
Cluster Manager                      42,000 – 52,000                               35,000 – 45,000
Store Manager                         28,000 – 40,000                               26,000 – 38,000
Regional Visual Merchandiser 30,000 – 40,000                               30,000 – 40,000
Visual Merchandiser                26,000 – 32,000                               25,000 – 30,000
Assistant Manager                   24,000 – 35,000                               23,000 – 30,000
Supervisor / Sales Manager    22,000 – 28,000                               22,000 – 26,000
Head Cashier                          22,000 – 28,000                               22,000 – 28,000

FASHION – RETAIL PARKS

Area Manager                         48,000 – 70,000                               45,000 – 65,000
Store Manager                        38,000 – 55,000                               35,000 – 45,000
Assistant Manager                  32,000 – 45,000                               28,000 – 32,000
Department Manager              26,000 – 35,000                               24,000 – 30,000
Floor Manager                         24,000 – 30,000                               24,000 – 28,000 

FOOD MULTIPLES

Area Manager                         55,000 – 70,000                               55,000 – 70,000
Store Manager                        40,000 – 55,000                               35,000 – 50,000
Assistant Manager                  35,000 – 45,000                               30,000 – 40,000
Department/Section Manager 28,000 – 35,000                               25,000 – 30,000
Supervisor                               25,000 – 28,000                              24,000 – 27,000
Cashier                                    22,000 – 26,000                              20,000 – 24,000

NON FOOD MULTIPLES

Area Manager                         50,000 – 65,000                               50,000 – 60,000
Store Manager                        40,000 – 50,000                               40,000 – 50,000
Assistant Manager                  35,000 – 45,000                               30,000 – 40,000
Department/Section Manager 28,000 – 35,000                               27,000 – 32,000
Supervisor                               25,000 – 32,000                               25,000 – 30,000
Cashier                                    20,000 – 25,000                              20,000 – 25,000

CONVENIENCE / FORECOURT

Area Manager                          40,000 – 55,000                              40,000 – 55,000
Retail Operations Advisor        35,000 – 45,000                              30,000 – 40,000
Store Manager                         28,000 – 40,000                              26,000 – 35,000
Assistant Manager                   26,000 – 32,000                              25,000 – 28,000
Retail Assistant                        20,000 – 26,000                             18,000 – 24,000

HEAD OFFICE ROLES

Operations Manager                55,000 – 65,000                              55,000 – 65,000
Senior Buyer                            55,000 – 70,000                              50,000 – 65,000
Buyer                                       45,000 – 60,000                              40,000 – 45,000
Assistant Buyer                        30,000 – 40,000                             28,000 – 40,000
Buying Administrator                22,000 – 28,000                             20,000 – 26,000
 

 

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