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Salaries: Pensions Industry (Worldwide) – Q1 2022

Benchmark Yourself with these Global Salary Surveys

In the list below, you will find surveys of salaries for pensions directors, pensions administrators, pensions managers, benefits managers, and compensation for pensions CIOs. Our salary surveys show that despite a career as a pensions manager perhaps not paying as well as a career in asset management, it has considerably more job security and is still well paid.

Salaries for pensions managers and other professional pensions industry roles are often hard to find, but the Savvy Investor Content Team has been scouring the web to bring you this list of salary surveys for pensions manager jobs around the world. If you become aware of any other surveys of salaries in pensions-related careers, please do let us know. We aim to update this list of salaries for pensions industry jobs on a quarterly basis.

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UK Pension and Actuarial Pension Salary Expectations (Branwell Ford, 2021)

Branwell Ford updates finance professionals on the latest pay expectations for pension consultants and actuarial pension roles.

2021 UK Pension Roles and Adviser Salary Survey (Recruit UK)

Recruit UK's 2021 report is a survey of salaries at UK pensions, as well as financial adviser and paraplanner salaries. It also contains some key trends for the UK market.

UK Banking & Asset Management Salary Survey 2021 (Page Executive)

This brief, 3-page summary document by Page Executive provides important insights into salary and benefits packages for the banking and asset management industries.

2020 UK Investment Management Salary Survey (Mason Blake)

Mason Blake's annual UK salary survey details remuneration levels across the investment industry for a wide range of differing roles. More detailed analysis by role and experience is provided.


CalPERS Investment Positions Compensation Review (Global Governance Advisors, 2022)

The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) asked McLagan to assemble competitive compensation data for investment management positions from its board-approved compensation comparator group.

2020 Texas Public Pension Salaries (Texas Tribune)

The Texas Tribune reports on salaries for pension management professionals within the Employees Retirement System of Texas for the 2020 fiscal year.

U.S. Financial Services Compensation Guide (Johnson Associates, Mar 2022)

Major 2021 key takeaways are that incentives are up as impact of pandemic continues affecting back to work and employee fatigue accumulates. Moreover, there is an optimistic 'bubble' in financial services and the broader economy, which is building base salary pressures at year-end.

Pension Actuary Salary Survey (S.C. International, 2021)

S.C. International lists a table of U.S. pension actuarial salaries.

2021 Global Salary Survey (Institute of Management Accountants)

In the seventh edition of the global salary survey from the Institute of Management Accountants, this report compares and presents levels of compensation and job satisfaction across the U.S.

U.S. Actuarial Salaries: Survey results (Actuarial Careers Inc, 2021)

Actuarial Careers' Salary Survey responses are detailed here. The survey questionnaire responses were combined with details obtained from actual placement data and reformatted into several highly interactive charts.

U.S. Actuarial Salary Survey (Ezra Penland, 2021)

Ezra Penland’s Actuarial Recruitment surveys offers in-depth insight into a wide variety of actuarial employment roles and which cover a broad range of remuneration packages.

U.S. Actuarial Salary Survey: Pensions actuaries & others (DW Simpson, 2021)

DW Simpson’s Actuarial Salary Survey contains information obtained from normal business operations. The survey covers actuarial roles across a range of business lines and incorporates international data.


Australian Super Salaries: CIO and CEO salary survey (Investment Magazine, 2022)

Details of salaries for senior roles in Australian super funds are outlined in this article from Investment magazine.

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