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The RICS and Macdonald & Company Rewards, Attitudes and Salary Report

Now in its 21st edition, the annual RICS and Macdonald & Company Rewards, Attitudes and Salary survey remains the most comprehensive in the international Real Estate and Built Environment sectors.

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Despite unprecedented times, we wanted to continue to report our findings from our annual Rewards and Attitudes survey for 2020-2021. We are grateful for our participants taking their time to complete the survey and also give their views on working in Real Estate during the global pandemic.

Now in its 21st edition, I am pleased to be able to present the insightful data from our industry, including commentary from our expert consultants and RICS, with our first fully digital and interactive report.

Peter Moore MRICS, CEO

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Key Findings

The sentimental impact of the pandemic in Real Estate

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Why the industry needs to monitor a diversity rewards gap, as well as salary

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Where it costs not to be qualified

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More than a third of Real Estate talent is hidden to all but the professional recruitment sector

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Where in the world does Real Estate pay the most?

Average salaries per region*

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Median

£ 50000
55420
US $ 67909
HK $ 526686
S $ 89836
RMB ¥ 439313
AED 249239

Mean

£ 62672
69466
US $ 85120
HK $ 660170
S $ 112604
RMB ¥ 550652
AED 312406

Median

80000
£ 72195
US $ 98043
HK $ 760481
S $ 129785
RMB ¥ 634888
AED 360142

Mean

95924
£ 86565
US $ 117559
HK $ 911855
S $ 155618
RMB ¥ 761263
AED 431828

Median

HK $ 55000
S $ 9385
RMB ¥ 45919
US $ 7091
£ 5220
5783
AED 26047

Mean

HK $ 70402
S $ 12013
RMB ¥ 58778
US $ 9077
£ 6682
7402
AED 33341

Median

S $ 10000
HK $ 58600
RMB ¥ 48930
US $ 7556
£ 5563
6163
AED 27752

Mean

S $ 12619
HK $ 73948
RMB ¥ 61745
US $ 9535
£ 7020
7777
AED 35020

Median

RMB ¥ 45833
HK $ 54873
S $ 9371
US $ 7078
£ 5212
5776
AED 25998

Mean

RMB ¥ 63273
HK $ 75754
S $ 12937
US $ 9771
£ 7195
7974
AED 35890

Median

AED 32000
US $ 8712
£ 6413
7110
HK $ 67570
S $ 11529
RMB ¥ 56415

Mean

AED 37123
US $ 10107
£ 7440
8248
HK $ 78387
S $ 13375
RMB ¥ 65447

*Averages (median) in local currencies exchanged using rates as per 08.01.21

 

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Which popular Asset Class internationally pays the most?

Combined global average, USD*

*Pre-pandemic figures converted from local currency to USD on 08.01.21

 

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Average annual salary by Gender

Real Estate's combined global average, USD (31.4% gap)*

*Figures converted from local currencies to USD on 08.01.21

 

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