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Analysis

As with America (see our accompanying viz), the UK has a depressingly wide gender pay gap. Actually the UK’s gap is even bigger than the USA’s. According to the ONS, British men on average earn 19% more than British women (compared to 17% more in the States.)

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In the two highest-paid UK women’s careers, women are getting paid more on average than men. Female IT & telecoms directors get a typical salary of £63.3k compared to £60.2k for men. Women who are senior police officers get on average £59.8k a year, compared to £57.7k for their male counterparts.

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Men wanting to earn the highest possible income in the UK might aspire to becoming a chief exec (average pay £86.5k). Though women in similar positions are earning a staggering 38% less on average (£59k).

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The gender pay gap in some industries is up to double the average. Women in metalmaking, textiles and printing have it particularly tough.

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The USA boasts one field (healthcare technology) where there is no gender pay gap. In the UK the closest industry is electrical engineering, where men earn on average 1.8% more than women.

See our accompanying visualization Gender Pay Gap US.

Credits

Concept & Design: David McCandless

Research: Stephanie Smith

Additional Design: Philippa Thomas, Fabio Bergamaschi

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