Average local wages revealed and it’s not good news for women
MEN LIVING IN NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE ARE STILL EARNING £11K A YEAR MORE THAN WOMEN
AVERAGE full-time wages have risen by nearly 10 per cent in Grimsby – but women are still earning £11,000 a year less than men.
The median pre-tax salary for someone living in the region stood at £25,590 in April, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is up from £23,432 in April last year, equating to a rise of £2,158 in a 12-month period. When those working in part-time jobs are included, a worker’s average annual earnings in North East Lincolnshire fall to £19,965. However, the average man working a full-time job earns £31,918. But for women that falls to £20,313.
These statistics, which were collected from ONS’s annual survey of hours and earnings, mean North East Lincolnshire has a gender pay gap of £11,605 a year. The statistics do not break down the types of employment but when compared to elsewhere in the UK, the wage gap between men and women in North East Lincolnshire is double the national average. The data also reveals that the poorest 10 per cent of full-time workers earn less than £14,858 a year, while the richest 20 per cent all earn more than £39,327. But the data, which is based on a sample of around 300,000 people using HM Revenue and Customs’ PAYE records, does not imply that everyone in the region got a pay rise of £2,158 a year.
It could also mean that people who were already in high-paying jobs moved into the area to live, or that large numbers of people switched to higher-paying jobs. Across the UK, average earnings for full-time workers rose by 2.8 per cent, with a median wage increase from £28,759 to £29,574. And average earnings for all workers – including those who work part-time was £24,006. The average for men working full-time stood at £31,834, and for women it was £26,103 – some £5,731 less. Unsurprisingly, those living in London had the biggest average wages, with a median salary for someone living in Islington at £44,999 – the highest in the UK. The lowest was in Boston, in Lincolnshire, with median earnings of just £21,523 a year.
The average man working a full-time job earns £31,918. But for women that falls to £20,313.