Our 2020 Healthcare Communications salary and Insight survey found that across the sector the average salary for a male worker in the UK is 9.1% higher than the average female salary.
The average male salary is £52,504 which is 9.1% higher than the average female salary of £48,132. It’s important to highlight that this year the gender pay gap has reduced compared to 2019 where there was a gap of 25.9% (where the male average salary of £60,112 and female average salary of £47,739).
Gender pay gaps by seniority
When the male and female salaries are compared by the level of responsibility, the largest difference is at ‘Manager’ level where males earn £56,601 which is 12.7% higher than females as the same level.
It is very encouraging to see that there is pay parity at the entry level of responsibility where the average salary earned by a female is slightly higher than that of a male. It’s also interesting that females outnumber males at every seniority level including Director level (where males outnumbered females in 2019).
Paramount Recruitment CEO Daniel said:
“It is great to see a considerable drop in the gender pay gap from 2019 to 2020 (25.9% to 9.1%) – let’s keep pushing to get the difference down even further in 2021!”
The key findings of this survey were presented during a MedComms webinar on 17th June which you can view here.
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