News from our Members and Partners

10 September 2019

Marine Resources National Salary Survey

The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) is supporting the Marine Resources national salary survey for the maritime industry.

This unique piece of research aims to gain a comprehensive insight into the salaries currently commanded by professionals across the sector, as well as support businesses by highlighting common challenges and key trends.

Employees and employers are being asked to share information on remuneration and recruitment practices. The analysed data will be published through the survey’s partners and the media, and all participating employers will receive a report detailing the survey’s complete findings.

The results will highlight current market rates for specific roles, the positions that present the most significant recruitment challenge, and help ensure fair salaries for staff. It is also expected to be particularly beneficial for organisations looking to fill entry and mid-level roles, where little marine-specific salary data is currently available.

James Ward, Marine Resources’ managing director, commented:

“People don’t often talk about how much they earn or pay others, but at an industry level, we’ve always believed that salary information should be transparent. Every day we help people make career decisions, and we are committed to keeping our candidates, and the marine market as a whole, fully informed as to the salaries they can command before making such important choices. Equally, for employers, having accurate intelligence on current salary levels for a wide range of common roles will assist them in their recruitment efforts, and help them as they plan for the future in the UK’s post-Brexit economy.”

Tom Chant, Director at the SMI said,

“This is an interesting and informative piece of work that spans the wide range of maritime industries in the UK. We will be urging our members to complete the survey to add to this rich source of data on our £37bn industry.”



Founded in 2003, Marine Resources is today recognised as one  of the best shore-based marine recruitment specialists within the marine industry and around the globe. w: