We are delighted to share our annual Salary Survey and Industry Report, compiled from the responses of over 750 individuals in the beauty, cosmetics and personal care industry.

We’d like to thank our industry friends and colleagues for taking the time to complete it.

In 2020, the global Beauty & Personal Care market was valued at US$511.4 billion. The UK market value was US$15.4 billion, making it the third largest in Europe, and seventh largest in the world (source: Statista.com).

It was an exceptional year, as the Covid-19 pandemic impacted our lives and all sectors of the industry. 58% of our Survey respondents were working from home, and around the world, lockdown and other restrictions drove online shopping to new heights.

A source of constant inspiration and continual innovation, the industry generates passion and enthusiasm. Once in it, loyalty levels are high. 45% of our  respondents have worked in the industry for 11 years or more, and 89% felt their salary expectations could be met within it.


Arthur Edward provides these surveys and reports for public use. Arthur Edward is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the document. While the information contained within these documents are periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in these documents is correct, complete, and up-to-date. These surveys and reports contains data specific to the Cosmetics and Personal Care industries and reflects only the responses obtained from respondents and our own views. The mention of third-parties within the document does not constitute an endorsement by Arthur Edward of the parties or their products and services.