Can a CIPD qualification get you a higher salary?


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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. 

How much can I earn with a CIPD Level 3 qualification?

Average Annual Salary*: £18,000 - £25,000
Popular Job Roles: HR Administrator
CIPD Qualifications: CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice (Level 3)

How much can I earn with a CIPD Level 5 qualification?

Average Annual Salary*: £25,000 - £38,000
Popular Job Roles: HR Advisor, HR Manager, Learning & Development Executive
CIPD Qualifications: CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management (Level 5) & CIPD Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development (Level 5)

How much can I earn with a CIPD Level 7 qualification?

Average Annual Salary*: £38,000 – £60,000
Popular Job Roles: HR Director, Senior HR Consultant, HR Business Partner
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 understand 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.

*Figures taken from job adverts on Total Jobs at the time of writing