Can a CIPD qualification get you a higher salary?

Fri 27 Jan 2023

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As you progress, from entry-level roles to more senior roles, a CIPD qualification is often a required qualification. 

While there is no legal requirement to pay a candidate more depending on their level of CIPD qualification; with an increase in job responsibilities there is often a correlated increase in pay. 

In this blog post, we will cover the average salary for different HR roles from HR Assistants to HR Directors, and we’ll answer the question - does a CIPD qualification increase your salary?

Disclaimer: Salaries vary depending where in the UK you’re based, the size of your organisation and public vs private sector. The below salaries are for generalist HR professionals in the private sector, with the top range indicating London salaries.

The figures in this blog are based on the Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2023 report.

CIPD Level 3 Salary: How much can I earn? 

HR Administrator Salary

Average annual salary: £18,000 - £30,000

HR Coordinator Salary

Average annual salary: £19,000 - £35,000

CIPD Qualifications: CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice (Level 3)

CIPD Level 5 Salary: How much can I earn? 

HR Advisor Salary

Average annual salary: £25,000 - £45,000

HR Manager Salary

Average annual salary: £35,000 - £80,000

CIPD Qualifications: CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management (Level 5) & CIPD Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development (Level 5)

CIPD Level 7 Salary: How much can I earn? 

HR Business Partner Salary

Average annual salary: £35,000 - £90,000

Head of HR Salary

Average Annual Salary: £45,000 - £120,000

HR Director Salary

Average Annual Salary: £60,000 - £150,000

CIPD Qualifications: CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management (Level 7) & CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development (Level 7)

CIPD qualifications are recognised as the gold standard for Human Resources and Learning and Development professionals, and can significantly improve your career prospects when looking for a promotion or higher salary.

There are also other significant benefits of CIPD membership including career guidance, access to the CIPD community and entrance to exclusive industry events.  

MOL understands the Human Resources and Learning & Development professions like no other training provider and will work with you to find the best route to developing your career.  We have excellent success rates with all of our CIPD qualifications and industry expert tutors who use a wealth of experience to bring your learning to life.

Call one of our Qualification Advisors on 03452 032 103 or chat with a member of our team for more information and guidance about our CIPD qualifications and find out which level is right for you.

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