Academics at these UK universities face the highest gender pay gaps

Times Higher Education have released their annual pay survey, exposing "damning gender pay gaps" amongst academics. 

They revealed the universities at which the gender pay gap is highest, using figures provided by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. The study indicated there have been some slow improvements towards more equal pay in recent years, with the gap closing continuously since 2010-2011: from 12.3% then, to 10.5% on average for all academics in 2016. At present, the average female academic's salary is at 89.5% of the average male's. 

When considering the gender pay gap at professorial level alone, the disparity in pay was smaller, but it does not appear to be closing at all. In fact, the gap widened very slightly last year and the year before. 

There is hope for more progress, though. As the report says, "universities will soon be scrutinised like never before on this issue, since most of them will be covered by a new law that obliges all large organisations to publish their gender pay gaps by the spring of 2018." 

 

 

It's the league table your university doesn't want to feature on. Here are the top 10 highest gender pay gaps for full-time academics: 

 

1. University of Aberdeen 

Average female salary: £45,217

Average male salary: £54,483 

Gender pay gap: £9,266 (17.01%)

 

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2. King's College London 

Average female salary: £47,034 

Average male salary: £56,542 

Gender pay gap: £9,508 (16.82%)

 

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3. University of Cambridge 

Average female salary: £40,914

Average male salary: £48,729 

Gender pay gap: £7,815 (16.04%

 

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4. Cardiff University 

Average female salary: £45,934

Average male salary: £54,454

Gender pay gap: £8,520 (15.65%

 

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5. Keele University 

Average female salary: £45,183 

Average male salary: £53,413

Gender pay gap: £8,230 (15.41%

 

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6. City, University of London

Average female salary: £57,704

Average male salary: £68,161

Gender pay gap: £10,457 (15.34%

 

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7. Swansea University 

Average female salary: £41,942

Average male salary: £49,505

Gender pay gap: £7,563 (15.28%

 

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8. University of Leicester 

Average female salary: £46,145

Average male salary: £54,423

Gender pay gap: £8,278 (15.21%)

 

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9. University of Birmingham 

Average female salary: £45,112 

Average male salary: £53,145

Gender pay gap: £8,033 (15.12%)

 

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10. Newcastle University 

Average female salary: £43,579

Average male salary: £51,168

Gender pay gap: £7,589 (14.83%)

 

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