Salary Survey: Money is not top work motivating factor, say event professionals

Money is now less of a work motivator for the event industry, with only 13.7% saying money provides the greatest motivation in 2013, compared to 25% in 2011.

Working on variety of events, not money, is top motivating factor
Working on variety of events, not money, is top motivating factor

This is according to Event’s 2013 Salary Survey, which gathered responses from more than 1,350 event professionals, and was carried out in partnership with ESP Recruitment and Zing Insights.  

Being able to work across a variety of events, including conferences, networking events, awards ceremonies and exhibitions, motivates event professionals the most in the workplace, with variety of projects emerging as the top motivating factor.

Of those surveyed, 14.3% of respondents chose this, with personal development in third place, with 12.7% of respondents opting for this.  

Liz Sinclair, director at ESP Recruitment, said: "They do say that variety is the spice of life. Just working on one type of event can make the role a bit dull, as different types of events create different challenges and levels of creativity."  

The least work motivating factors for event professionals were training, flexible working and job title/seniority.

To find out more about the Salary Survey and to gain insight into the minimum, average and maximum salaries for 2013, compared to 2011, read the February/March issue of Event magazine by subscribing here.

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