When looking at FMCG vacancies, it’s natural to be curious about what the industry has to offer in terms of career progression and potential financial gains.
The average salary for FMCG graduate jobs sits at around £28.7K*, starting from £25,000 for job roles like Marketing Executive, to as high as £40,000 for FMCG finance jobs like Commercial Finance Executive.*
Due to commission structures and bonus schemes, graduates in FMCG sales jobs will likely have a higher take-home salary, which will continue to grow as they progress to FMCG sales manager jobs and similar positions.
However, if you’re pursuing a non-sales FMCG career, there are still many avenues via which to obtain higher salaries. As you gain industry experience and participate in on-the-job training, you’ll develop a wider skill set that more closely aligns with senior FMCG jobs.
When your CV matches the requirements for high-level roles, the quickest way to progress your salary is to:
1: Apply for a more senior FMCG job outside of your organisation: Progressing to a new role externally often provides wider avenues via which to negotiate a higher salary.
2: Seek a promotion/salary review via your current employer: This can often be a daunting process, but if you enjoy your current role and have no concerns besides salary, then it is worthwhile broaching the subject with your management team.
If you’ve got the hard work and determination required to develop your skill set, then a career of high financial reward should not be hard to come by.
*According to internal Give a Grad a Go hiring statistics.