How Much Are Revenue Assurance Professionals Paid?

Glassdoor is a website that allows people to post anonymous reviews of their current and former employers, including information about salaries. Here is what Glassdoor tells us about the pay of people working in revenue assurance roles in the UK.

Job Title Business Annual Pay (GBP)
Senior Revenue Assurance Manager Inmarsat About £79K – £86K
Head of Revenue Assurance TalkTalk Group About £78K – £84K
Revenue Assurance Design Manager Virgin Group About £75K – £82K
Revenue Assurance Manager Dixons Carphone About £69K – £74K
Revenue Assurance Manager Visa Inc. About £66K – £72K
Revenue Assurance Specialist Lebara About £66K – £71K
International Fraud & Revenue Assurance Manager Orange About £62K – £68K
Revenue Assurance Manager Sky About £59K – £63K
Revenue Assurance Analyst Lebara About £54K – £58K
Revenue Assurance Manager HCA Healthcare About £54K – £58K
Revenue Assurance Manager BT £55,130
Revenue Assurance Manager TalkTalk Group About £52K – £57K
Revenue Assurance Analyst Coleg Cambria About £52K – £57K
Senior Revenue Assurance Analyst Visa Inc. About £50K – £54K
Revenue Assurance Manager Three About £46K – £51K
Revenue Assurance Analyst TalkTalk Group About £44K – £47K
Revenue Assurance Analyst Gamma Telecom Holdings About £40K – £43K
Revenue Assurance Analyst BT About £39K – £42K
Revenue Assurance Analyst Tech Mahindra About £32K – £34K
Fraud and Revenue Assurance Analyst Virgin Media About £32K – £34K
Revenue Assurance Analyst Shell Energy Retail About £30K – £33K
Revenue Assurance Analyst O2 About £29K – £32K
Revenue Assurance Analyst Level 3 Communications £29,276
Revenue Assurance Consultant PRS for Music About £28K – £30K
Revenue Assurance Analyst Whistl About £26K – £29K
Revenue Assurance Analyst – Contractor Level 3 Communications About £25K – £27K
Revenue Assurance Analyst Alpha LSG About £23K – £25K

We should always be wary of making generalizations, and there are clear differences in the seniority of some of these roles, not all the employers are comms providers, and we do not know how old each datum is. However, if we only consider the RA analyst roles in comm providers then we have a sample of six with a mean average annual salary of GBP40,546 (USD53,953) and a median annual salary of GBP41,000 (USD54,557).

The data also shows us that the majority of revenue assurance roles continue to be in comms providers, despite predictions that the discipline would spread to other sectors. It is intriguing to see the variety of sectors that revenue assurance has touched; this list includes companies that offer financial services, logistics, education, energy, entertainment and healthcare. But whilst revenue assurance can be found in many sectors there is no evidence of widespread adoption by businesses within those sectors.

The positive takeaways are that revenue assurance is a job that attracts decent pay in the UK and which also gives analysts an opportunity to earn significant rewards by being promoted to a management role. On the downside, we know traditional telco business models are in decline so a broader pool of employers from other sectors will be needed to stimulate wage growth. Telco mergers and the increased use of automation will lead to some redundancies and RA practitioners should develop skills which are also attractive to other kinds of businesses.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.