What’s The Average Salary Of An Assessor?
The average salary of an assessor can vary, depending on the:
Some industries are more popular and pay higher than others. Some locations have a higher wage than others, and some employers will pay more. However, that’s part and parcel of any job. Across all industries, locations, and employers, the average salary of an Assessor is £29,995. So let’s narrow this down a little:
Salary of an Assessor: by Industry
The highest paid Industry in the world of Assessing is Manufacturing. In the last year (2022), the average Assessor salary in manufacturing has risen, bringing them to £35,000. From our own research, we actually found that Construction and Dental Nursing was the most popular industry that we have trained people to become an Assessor.
The industries that also came out with an average of £33,000 was Engineering, Plumbing and Construction.
These were followed closely by Mechanical/Automotive at £30,000; Hairdressing/Beauty at £28,000, Health and Social care at £27,000, Hospitality at £26,000 and Childcare at £22,587.
Now, this doesn’t mean to say you should drop your Assessing career in Hospitality to go down the Engineering route. Job prospects change all the time, and the average Assessor salary can get lower as well as higher. In times of recession or inflation, we see salaries ranging all the time. Sometimes lower and sometimes higher.
Salary of an Assessor: by Location
It’s no surprise that London holds the number one spot for the highest average Assessor salary in terms of Location. An Assessor working in London will earn an average of £34, 638. The general average salary for someone working in London is £38,000. So the Assessor salary is not far off this mark.
Birmingham holds the second-highest average Assessor salary at £30,610, followed by Manchester at £30,439 and Leeds at £29,621.
The most common Employer for Assessor jobs is awarding bodies, such as Pearson and SFJ Awards, and training providers. There are also many private companies who will look to hire Assessors for their own business needs, such as ‘Direct Care’ which hires a number of Health and Social Care Assessors to help people through their qualifications throughout the UK.
Each salary will be at each individual company’s discrepancy.
We’d just like to point out that this is all factually correct as of February 2023, but as with any sector, things can change!
Steve is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
He provides Educational Consultancy to the 19+ sector as well as being an Assessor, IQA, EPA and Digital Marketing Professional. When not doing any of these he finds time, every now and then, to write blogs and articles.