This year’s survey has now closed. Purchase the report here.


What is the Third Sector Annual Pay Award Survey?

The Annual Pay Award Survey establishes the basis upon which annual awards are made among UK not-for-profit organisations, and what expectations are for award in the coming year.

The 2024 survey will allow you to benchmark your pay award for 2023 as well as your proposed pay award for 2024 against others in the sector.


Taking part in the survey

The Annual Pay Award 2024 Survey will open on Monday 30 October 2023 and close on Friday 24 November 2023.

The questionnaire should only take 10 minutes to complete as it is short and relatively simple to answer.

Contributing to the survey will enable us to publish sector insights on:

  • Factors influencing decisions on pay award for UK Third Sector organisations
  • The median pay award for 2022 split by size of organisation and sector
  • Proposed pay award for 2023
  • Approaches to one-off payments for cost-of-living support

Taking part in the survey is free of charge for all UK not-for-profit organisations.

Participating organisations will receive a 50% discount voucher for the published report, taking the price of the report down from £90 (+VAT) to £45 (+VAT).


This year’s survey has now closed. Purchase the report here.


Questionnaire opens Monday 30 October 2023
Questionnaire closes Friday 24 November 2023
Reports Available Wednesday 13 December 2023


What is covered?

Factors used to decide value of the award, e.g., RPI, average across sector

Frequency of pay award, e.g., annual, long-term plan

Actual annual pay award in 2023

Proposed annual pay award for 2024

Relationship between appraisal and pay award

Plans to change basis on which pay award is determined



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