Food and Drinks Industry Salary Survey

Pay and benefits benchmarking information for the Food & Drink industry

Join a survey designed to provide up-to-date pay information for the key jobs in the UK Food & Drink industry

Click to download the survey documents:
Input Questionnaire
Job Descriptions

Food and Drinks Industry Salary & Benefits Survey features:

  • Stable sample
  • Wide range of sector specific jobs
  • Continuous running
  • Online and individually tailored analysis results
  • Benefits data
  • Additional services and support from Alan Jones & Associates

The Food and Drinks Industry Salary & Benefits Survey was established in response to demand from the sector surveys for industry specific information and covering both sector specific roles as well as more general support functions.

The survey covers a wide range of benchmark jobs in the food industry, all of which have been selected and audited by HR professionals in Food and Drink companies. The jobs are in a number of functions including:

  • Sales
  • Sales Training
  • Marketing
  • Communications & PR
  • Production
  • Product Development
  • Laboratory/Quality
  • Procurement
  • Logistics & Distribution
  • Export
  • Occupational Health/Environmental Health
  • Finance
  • Internal Audit
  • HR
  • IT
  • Nutrition
  • Farm

The survey shows summary data for basic pay, bonus, on-target bonus and company cars/car allowances. for all job matches, for all of the companies in the survey and then breaks the data down into subsets to enable companies to be sure they are comparing like with like. The analysis in the online results service can be filtered by:

  • Company turnover
  • Company location

The Food and Drinks Salary & Benefits Survey is run continuously and is for participants only. Any company with job matches in the industry is eligible to join. The survey is paid for by participant subscription which covers:

  • Customised annual Excel/PDF copy of the survey analysis supplied directly to suit the participant's own review schedule
  • Online survey results updated monthly; whole survey downloads available
  • Benefits review questionnaire and results available online
  • Twice-yearly pay review survey free to survey participants: statistical analysis of past and anticipated pay movements, geographical analysis
  • Access to Alan Jones HR Policy Surveys free of charge

Further details on this survey (participating companies, job descriptions, questionnaires, price, etc.) are available on application to Alan Jones & Associates.


Food and Drink Industry Benefits Information Survey features:

The benefits questionnaire is online and is available to any organisation taking part in the salary survey. The Food and Drink Industry Benefits Survey covers:

  • Contractual hours
  • Holiday entitlement including: holiday with service; buying and selling holiday; additional leave; sabbaticals
  • Sick pay including sick pay at start of employment and then as accrued with service
  • Permanent/prolonged health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Pension schemes: defined benefit, defined contribution, stakeholder; annual allowance
  • Medical insurance, dental insurance, optical insurance
  • Share schemes
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption pay/leave policies
  • Flexible benefits
  • Long service awards; other payments & awards
  • Total reward statements; employee self-service
  • Recruitment/introduction bonuses
  • Professional subscriptions
  • Flexible working
  • Overtime
  • Absence & turnover

Participants must also submit their benefits information to access this section of the Food and Drink survey.

Further details on the Food and Drink salary and benefits survey are available on application to Alan Jones & Associates.