Chartering a course to higher energy salaries

Chartered energy professionals earn more money than those who aren’t. The survey of 1,000 energy industry workers suggested getting an official nod boosted salary, job security and work-life balance. Nearly […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Chartered energy professionals earn more money than those who aren’t.

The survey of 1,000 energy industry workers suggested getting an official nod boosted salary, job security and work-life balance.

Nearly double the number of people without chartered status than those with chartered status earned below £41,000.

The report jointly penned by recruiter Hays found salaries are rising for skilled workers.

Greg Lettington, Director for Hays Energy said: “A shortage of engineers in areas such as power system, substation design, distribution networks, low carbon energy generation and system design means salaries are likely to continue to rise as employers compete to attract the skills they need.”

There was disappointing news of a continued gender pay gap, with evidence only 12% of women earning between £61,000 and £80,000 compared with 16% of men.

The Energy Institute which jointly produced the report said this also reflects the lack of women in specialist and senior roles.

Sarah Beacock, Skills and Capability Director at the Energy Institute said: “The energy industry has a lot to offer new entrants but more can be done to promote energy as an exciting and vibrant career option, particularly among females and from an early age.”