Female graduates earn £6,500 less than male equivalents, government report warns

Five years after graduating, women were found to be earning an average of £31,000 - 18 per cent lower than their male peers 


Top female employees earn an average of £6,500 a year less than their male counterparts five years after leaving university, latest government figures have revealed.


Women’s salaries are marked at £31,000 on average across a range of graduate professions – 18 per cent lower than men, who earn an average of £37,500.


The findings, from the Department for Education’s Longitudinal Education Outcomes report have prompted fresh concerns over a widening gender pay gap.

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