Late last year, the LGA asked councils to submit their pay data for Chief Executives and Chief Officers. This included personal data about Chief Executive and Chief Officer Pay post holders to allow analysis of gender, ethnicity and age equality. The report is now available here and makes for interesting reading.

Overall, only 44% of councils submitted their data. However, in the South East we managed only a 35% response rate. We’re really interested to understand why councils didn’t respond in our region so if you have some insight please email us.

 

 

The full report on Chief Executive and Chief Officer Pay can be found on the LGA website but here are a few highlights.

Median Chief Executive Salaries

England and Wales is £132,177 with a maximum salary of £214,200.

London Boroughs is £184,811 with a maximum salary of £201,798.

Median First Tier Manager Salaries

England and Wales is £95,097 with a maximum of £177,567.

London Boroughs is £134,994 with a maximum of £177,567.

Median Second Tier Manager Salaries

England and Wales is £80,514 with a maximum of £172,444.

London Boroughs is £96,103 with a maximum of £172,444.

Median Third Tier Manager Salaries

England and Wales is £62,382 with a maximum of £120,000.

London Boroughs is £67,620 with a maximum of £114,923.

Diversity

53% of Chief Executives and Chief Officers in England and Wales are male.

In England and Wales 69% of Chief Executives, 60% of First Tier managers, 55% of Second Tier managers, and 48% of Third Tier managers are male.

92% of Chief Executives and Chief Officers in England and Wales are White.

In England and Wales just 3% of Chief Executives, 6% of First Tier managers, 6% or Second Tier managers, and 12% of Third Tier managers are from BAME groups.

63% of Chief Executives are aged between 50 and 59 and 51% of all Chief Executives and Chief Officers are in this age group.

 

 

How does your council measure up?

Is your council representative of the community it serves? Have you looked at what barriers there might be to women or those from BAME groups moving into senior management positions? Are you succession planning for those senior roles? What can you do to support your employees to develop their capability to step up and succeed in a senior leadership role within your council?

If you’re not sure, SEE is here to help. From helping you to succession plan to coaching your team we can work with you to find appropriate solutions for you and your council. Find out more here.

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