Annual Salaries Survey

Each year Acuity runs a survey comparing salaries, terms & conditions for smaller housing providers. This service is free for Acuity Benchmarking subscribers.

More than fifty smaller housing providers participated in 2023 and the feedback from participating organisations has been excellent.

Participants receive a detailed report with a comparison and analysis of the salaries and other benefits by different providers. The report was developed with considerable input from Acuity Benchmarking subscribers and is intended to help them and their Boards judge how the pay and rewards they offer compare with others.

For those who have not participated before, it should take about two hours to enter details for the whole organisation, including individual job roles. Those who participated in the previous year simply have to update last year’s figures. See further details below.

To participate in the survey, salaries, terms and conditions are recorded as at 1 April. Data is collected between 1 July and the 2 August, the report is published end of August.

We also provide a summary of the survey findings in our annual Acuity Benchmarking report, which we publish at the National Housing Federation annual conference for smaller Housing Associations.

Please let us know if you would like to take part this year by emailing

How our salary comparison survey works

Our salaries comparison service uses web-forms and a secure database to capture and compare details of each job-role in member organisations; defining the role and the responsibilities as well as the rewards offered.

There is a great deal of diversity within the sector and roles in smaller organisations are often hard to pin down. We have worked closely with chief executives from smaller housing providers to design a system that captures all the relevant information.

We have made the process as simple as possible to complete while capturing enough information about each job-role to enable meaningful comparisons.

For smaller organisations job-title alone is not necessarily a good indication of a person’s role, so each post is rated using a simple matrix of areas / levels of responsibility.

Each organisation also inputs a summary of their general terms and conditions, so our report includes a comparative summary of these.