A NEW survey has found that pay for people working in HR roles in Brighton lags behind London by as much as 24 per cent.

The annual HR Salary Survey by pay and benefits experts Croner Reward found the average median salary for an HR professional in Brighton is £46,960.

This is compared to a median average salary of £49,356 in the South East, £47,919 nationally and £77,149 in Central London.

Croner Reward gathered its data by surveying 316 organisations with 1,427 job roles. That shows a stark contrast in the amount of pay you receive depending on where you live.

The survey clearly highlights that pay for HR professionals in Brighton is well below that of the same type of role in London and below than the national average.

This is largely because the cost of living, such as house prices and transport, is so much higher in London compared to other parts of the UK.

Despite these factors HR professionals salaries in Brighton are still up to 24 per cent behind those of London and we only expect this gap to widen.

Across the board, of the different HR disciplines, those working as health and safety managers are the best paid - on average 11 per cent above the average for middle managers in the survey.

At the other end of the scale, those working in recruitment are the lowest paid – being 2.5 per cent behind the overall average.

Directors in the voluntary sector earn over £20,000 less than their private and public sector counterparts.

Laura Sharratt is a pay and benefits expert