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Pay Gap By Occupation

Monday, March 4, 2013

GMB equality conference in Leeds to debate gender pay gap as new report shows £52,795 gap for chief executives.

In recent years GMB has pursued 80,000 pay equality claims and secured millions of pounds for the GMB members involved.

The mean average pay for all full time women employed in the UK was £27,291 per annum in April 2012 official data shows. The mean average pay for all full time men was £36,156 which was 32% higher. That means the pay gap between men and women in full time employment was £8,865 per annum.

Men who are chief executives and senior officials earn £52,795 more than women in the same jobs. This is the biggest pay gap in favour of men by occupation. However, women security guards and related occupations earn £1,304 more than men in the same jobs. This is the biggest pay gap in favour of women by occupation.

The pay gap between men and women is over £20,000 per year for the following occupations. Financial managers and directors, Financial institution managers and directors, Functional managers and directors n.e.c., Medical practitioners, Finance and investment analysts and advisers, Human resource managers and directors.

The pay gap between men and women is between £400 and £1,500 a year for the following occupations. Nursery nurses and assistants, Fire service officers (watch manager and below), Retail cashiers and check-out operators, Social workers, Stock control clerks and assistants, Shelf fillers, Youth and community workers, Gardeners and landscape gardeners, Customer service occupations n.e.c., Housing officers, Nursing auxiliaries and assistants, Chefs, Senior care workers, Groundsmen & greenkeepers.

There are a few occupations where there is little or no pay gap. These are Kitchen and catering assistants, caretakers, ambulance staff (excluding paramedics), sports and leisure assistants, parking and civil enforcement occupations.

A new GMB analysis of in the table below shows the pay gap for 122 occupations. The data is from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It comes from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) for April 2012 published in November 2012. The data is in a report which was published today at the GMB National Equality Conference that is taking place between 4/5 March at the Leeds Marriott Hotel. There are over 100 GMB delegates from workplaces all over the UK covering the equality strands of gender, race, age, disability and sexual orientation. The report will be discussed in a debate tomorrow (Tuesday 5th March).

Mean Annual Pay - Gross (£) - For Male and Female Full-Time Employee Jobs

Occupations Average earnings Men Average earnings Women £ Difference between  women & men % Difference between men & women
         
All employees 36,156 27,291 -8,865 1.32
         
Chief executives and senior officials 140,179 87,384 -52,795 1.60
Financial managers and directors 96,479 54,446 -42,033 1.77
Financial institution managers and directors 88,932 48,909 -40,023 1.82
Functional managers and directors n.e.c. 70,151 43,975 -26,176 1.60
Medical practitioners 86,075 61,969 -24,106 1.39
Finance and investment analysts and advisers 57,627 36,748 -20,879 1.57
Human resource managers and directors 68,371 49,996 -18,375 1.37
Financial accounts managers 52,632 34,307 -18,325 1.53
Property, housing and estate managers 50,613 35,461 -15,152 1.43
Business and financial project management professionals 52,843 39,506 -13,337 1.34
Sales accounts and business development managers 52,963 39,683 -13,280 1.33
Marketing associate professionals 40,241 27,418 -12,823 1.47
Production managers and directors in manufacturing 56,115 43,532 -12,583 1.29
Office managers 40,692 28,212 -12,480 1.44
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale 35,716 24,451 -11,265 1.46
Financial administrative occupations n.e.c. 32,759 22,139 -10,620 1.48
Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods) 30,475 20,162 -10,313 1.51
Business and related associate professionals n.e.c. 37,122 27,268 -9,854 1.36
Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians 25,889 16,374 -9,515 1.58
Managers and proprietors in other services n.e.c. 42,851 34,003 -8,848 1.26
Senior professionals of educational establishments 55,919 47,118 -8,801 1.19
Higher education teaching professionals 50,306 41,688 -8,618 1.21
Business sales executives 36,542 28,108 -8,434 1.30
Design and development engineers 41,151 32,836 -8,315 1.25
Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks 31,080 22,955 -8,125 1.35
Chartered and certified accountants 44,288 36,277 -8,011 1.22
Solicitors 52,400 44,466 -7,934 1.18
Management consultants and business analysts 50,187 42,353 -7,834 1.18
Chartered surveyors 38,542 30,791 -7,751 1.25
IT specialist managers 50,066 42,676 -7,390 1.17
Metal machining setters and setter-operators 27,558 20,216 -7,342 1.36
Engineering professionals n.e.c. 41,913 34,767 -7,146 1.21
Public relations professionals 38,684 31,688 -6,996 1.22
Personal assistants and other secretaries 32,164 25,203 -6,961 1.28
Cleaning and housekeeping managers and supervisors 24,909 18,015 -6,894 1.38
Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors 40,286 33,486 -6,800 1.20
Air travel assistants 30,270 23,493 -6,777 1.29
Marketing and sales directors 87,973 81,282 -6,691 1.08
Biological scientists and biochemists 44,441 37,787 -6,654 1.18
Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c. 27,919 21,440 -6,479 1.30
Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors 32,520 26,352 -6,168 1.23
Laboratory technicians 26,874 21,045 -5,829 1.28
Local government administrative occupations 27,556 21,831 -5,725 1.26
Large goods vehicle drivers 26,099 20,398 -5,701 1.28
Metal working production and maintenance fitters 29,248 23,556 -5,692 1.24
Business, research and administrative professionals n.e.c. 39,744 34,104 -5,640 1.17
IT operations technicians 32,595 27,050 -5,545 1.20
Elementary construction occupations 21,746 16,214 -5,532 1.34
Human resources and industrial relations officers 34,692 29,200 -5,492 1.19
Customer service managers and supervisors 34,047 28,573 -5,474 1.19
IT user support technicians 31,939 26,518 -5,421 1.20
Police officers (sergeant and below) 41,477 36,349 -5,128 1.14
Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c. 31,706 26,584 -5,122 1.19
Engineering technicians 33,784 28,683 -5,101 1.18
Records clerks and assistants 25,642 20,701 -4,941 1.24
IT business analysts, architects and systems designers 46,085 41,263 -4,822 1.12
Public services associate professionals 33,547 28,828 -4,719 1.16
Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c. 21,916 17,255 -4,661 1.27
Leisure and sports managers 31,932 27,299 -4,633 1.17
Electricians and electrical fitters 29,959 25,355 -4,604 1.18
Van drivers 21,051 16,527 -4,524 1.27
Sales supervisors 22,360 17,941 -4,419 1.25
Other administrative occupations n.e.c. 23,853 19,716 -4,137 1.21
Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c. 42,302 38,249 -4,053 1.11
Managers and directors in storage and warehousing 33,030 29,032 -3,998 1.14
Business and related research professionals 34,189 30,203 -3,986 1.13
Elementary process plant occupations n.e.c. 20,506 16,590 -3,916 1.24
Construction operatives n.e.c. 23,764 19,885 -3,879 1.20
Programmers and software development professionals 41,222 37,490 -3,732 1.10
Food, drink and tobacco process operatives 20,141 16,599 -3,542 1.21
Cooks 19,065 15,551 -3,514 1.23
Sales administrators 23,958 20,563 -3,395 1.17
Teaching assistants 19,623 16,262 -3,361 1.21
Bank and post office clerks 24,212 20,869 -3,343 1.16
Primary and nursery education teaching professionals 36,435 33,130 -3,305 1.10
Paramedics 39,259 35,965 -3,294 1.09
Prison service officers (below principal officer) 27,864 24,693 -3,171 1.13
Educational support assistants 19,580 16,519 -3,061 1.19
Production managers and directors in construction 47,052 44,054 -2,998 1.07
Packers, bottlers, canners and fillers 19,238 16,312 -2,926 1.18
Residential, day and domiciliary  care managers and proprietors 32,369 29,454 -2,915 1.10
Secondary education teaching professionals 38,098 35,210 -2,888 1.08
Managers and directors in transport and distribution 39,760 36,900 -2,860 1.08
Electrical and electronic trades n.e.c. 30,027 27,172 -2,855 1.11
Sales and retail assistants 17,706 14,855 -2,851 1.19
Elementary storage occupations 19,659 16,966 -2,693 1.16
Bus and coach drivers 24,032 21,433 -2,599 1.12
Catering and bar managers 22,773 20,225 -2,548 1.13
National government administrative occupations 24,146 21,654 -2,492 1.12
Further education teaching professionals 35,598 33,124 -2,474 1.07
Call and contact centre occupations 19,768 17,413 -2,355 1.14
Waiters and waitresses 14,136 11,843 -2,293 1.19
Hairdressers and barbers 16,076 13,842 -2,234 1.16
Carpenters and joiners 24,073 21,975 -2,098 1.10
Receptionists 18,613 16,515 -2,098 1.13
Care workers and home carers 18,387 16,320 -2,067 1.13
Cleaners and domestics 16,114 14,141 -1,973 1.14
Postal workers, mail sorters, messengers and couriers 24,001 22,176 -1,825 1.08
Welfare and housing associate professionals n.e.c. 25,170 23,347 -1,823 1.08
Bar staff 13,823 12,098 -1,725 1.14
Nurses 32,628 30,933 -1,695 1.05
Nursery nurses and assistants 16,616 15,134 -1,482 1.10
Fire service officers (watch manager and below) 32,699 31,219 -1,480 1.05
Retail cashiers and check-out operators 15,323 13,848 -1,475 1.11
Social workers 31,868 30,398 -1,470 1.05
Stock control clerks and assistants 22,949 21,504 -1,445 1.07
Shelf fillers 16,688 15,308 -1,380 1.09
Youth and community workers 26,106 24,889 -1,217 1.05
Gardeners and landscape gardeners 19,578 18,433 -1,145 1.06
Customer service occupations n.e.c. 19,831 18,782 -1,049 1.06
Housing officers 26,154 25,136 -1,018 1.04
Nursing auxiliaries and assistants 20,021 19,026 -995 1.05
Chefs 19,787 18,871 -916 1.05
Senior care workers 20,086 19,173 -913 1.05
Groundsmen & greenkeepers 19,566 18,780 -786 1.04
Kitchen and catering assistants 13,409 13,039 -370 1.03
Caretakers 19,630 19,501 -129 1.01
Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics) 24,457 24,466 9 1.00
Sports and leisure assistants 17,283 17,402 119 0.99
Parking and civil enforcement occupations 20,180 20,894 714 0.97
Security guards and related occupations 22,144 23,448 1,304 0.94

Kamaljeet Jandu, GMB Inclusion & Diversity Officer said, 'In most occupations, women are paid less than men for doing the same type of job. The pay gap is most extreme in the non-unionised occupations.

Chief Executives and other senior managers have a staggering income difference of £52,795. For Local Government administrative jobs the difference is £5,725.

In recent years GMB has pursued 80,000 pay equality claims and secured millions of pounds for the GMB members involved. GMB has established a number of women's networks and launched a positive action women's development programme.

We call on employers to work with GMB to achieve pay parity between men and women workers as this is a 'win win' for employers and women.'

Ends

Contact: Kamaljeet Jandu, GMB Inclusion & Diversity Officer on 07956 237178 or 0113 236 6366 or GMB Press Office: 07921 289880 or 07974 251823 or 020 7391 6755/56.

Notes to Editors

Source: Office for National Statistics Crown Copyright Reserved. Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) for April 2012 published in November 2012.

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