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  • Motor Salary Survey 2018

Motor Salary Survey 2018

10 October 2018

Our latest Motor Salary Survey shows that overall, and once management pay is excluded, there has been an average 3% increase in dealer pay, with aftersales employees seeing increases above this average. The data was compiled from groups and companies that together operate 368 dealership sites across the UK. These entities ranged from single site dealerships to large publically listed dealership groups. The data collated covers 27 dealership positions covering all departments.

Our key findings are:

  • The average remuneration package excluding management positions increased from £40k in 2017 to £41k in 2017
  • Aftersales positions saw higher than average increases as a result of ‘full employment’ and an industry-wise scarcity of quality staff available to fill or replace positions in these departments
  • The number of people making pension contributions has remained consistent as most dealers are now auto-enrolled
  • There has been little overall change in the split between base salaries and incentives
  • As the national living wage is in full force dealers should monitor and consider the effect on their wage bills with the rate expected to increase by 4.7% in April 2019

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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