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9.1% gender pay gap in UK Healthcare Communications sector

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.

To view more about the above, see our summary report or request a free copy of our full detailed report that includes more insights into the sector including average salaries, expected pay rises and the most in-demand skills employers are looking for.

Paramount Recruitment searches internationally to find the best talent for the Healthcare Communications, Pharmaceutical and Genomics industries. Click here to view the latest roles we have available or get in touch where you can have an in-depth conversation about your next career move. 

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22nd July

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