Webinar: 2023 CST Member Salary Benchmarking Report

When: 11:30am BST, 28th September

CST has released its 2023 salary benchmarking report in conjunction with partners XpertHR and Browne Jacobson.

Back for the third year, our annual salary benchmarking survey again covers over 2,000 individuals.

Based on data from an XpertHR independent survey, a matched sample analysis found the median basic salary for CEOs increased by 5%, compared with 2022. This was a smaller increase compared with the total for all senior staff, which saw an increase of 6.3%.

The survey report also takes a detailed look, for the first time, at the CEO and Operations Director roles. Participants will also receive a personalised report, showing their submissions against the national picture.

Watch the webinar today for the results of the 2023 survey and the insights available through the personalised reports.

Hear from our speakers

Sheila Attwood, Managing Editor, Pay and HR Practice, XpertHR
Sheila Attwood is XpertHR’s managing editor, pay and HR practice. She has more than 20 years’ experience of working in a research and editorial capacity in a publishing environment, with a focus on the labour market, reward, industrial relations and HR practice. Sheila leads the team that is responsible for the HR and reward content on XpertHR, with a key responsibility for the pay settlement tracking service. She oversees the employer practice surveys on XpertHR, and commissions and edits practical guidance on all aspects of day-to-day reward and HR management. She is an expert on company pay awards and is regularly called upon to appear in the broadcast and print media to comment on the level of increase in pay rates.

Rachel Sunderland, Partnerships Manager, XpertHR
Rachel Sunderland manages the collaboration of projects between XpertHR and its partners. She has over 10 years of experience managing client relationships, specialising in market pay intelligence data. In addition to the coordination of data projects, Rachel seeks synergies and alliances between organisations, investigating and establishing partnerships that work to solve market or industry needs.

Emma Hughes
Partner, Head of HR Services at Browne Jacobson 
Chartered Fellow of the CIPD – Head of HR Services and Partner, Emma has over 20 years’ experience in generalist HR in both the private sector and the public sector. Emma has worked as HR director and regional HR business partner for two large, national school trusts and regularly networks with other HR leaders in the education sector. This enables Emma to keep abreast of the challenges that schools, academies and school trusts are facing today.


About Cendex

Cendex is an XpertHR product, and part of the RELX Group – a trusted provider of data since 1968. XpertHR has a long pedigree in running salary surveys and has conducted research on behalf of a spectrum of industries, including higher education institutions, financial organisations, tech businesses, and membership bodies and associations.

CST and Cendex have partnered to deliver the industry’s annual salary survey this year. Since 2021, the CST salary survey has reported on trends and benchmarks for all roles across the education sector, with participating members contributing to a growing body of research on salary levels over time.