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  • Motor Salary Survey 2019

Motor Salary Survey 2019

16 October 2019

Our latest Motor Salary Survey shows that overall, and once management pay is excluded, there has been an average 3% decrease in dealer pay, with a significant drop in commissions and incentives the main reason for the reduction. The data was compiled from groups and companies that together operate 425 dealership sites across the UK. These entities ranged from single site dealerships to large publically listed dealership groups. The data collated covers 29 dealership positions covering all departments and includes 2 new positions in the survey being the IT manager and marketing manager.

Our key findings are:

  • The average remuneration package excluding management positions decreased from £41k in 2018 to £40k in 2019
  • All departments saw a stagnation or reduction in average pay, and management positions were also affected
  • Base salaries fell by just 1% with incentives falling by 9% - a reflection of current trading conditions.
  • There are large differences in salaries in different parts of the UK - the average pay in London is 24% ahead of the national average, with the North and Scotland falling 15% below
  • Dealers should monitor and consider the impact of the increased national living wage on their businesses with the rate expected to increase by 6.0% in April 2020.

The full version of the report with the detail for all positions is only available to participants.  If you would like to participate in the next Salary Survey, discuss the report further or talk with us about any wider sector issues, please contact Steve Le Bas, Partner or speak to your usual BDO adviser.

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