Fe­male grads expect £4,000 less in first job

Daily Mail - - Life -

FE­MALE grad­u­ates expect to earn al­most £4,000 a year less than their male peers in their first job, a sur­vey has found.

The av­er­age UK grad­u­ate salary is around £30,000, but women said they ex­pected to earn just £25,900 after univer­sity. By con­trast, men felt they were likely to earn £29,700. Women also thought they would earn less after five years in work, ex­pect­ing £42,400 to men’s £54,200.

How­ever, the poll of 5,058 univer­sity stu­dents for the Bright Net­work found fewer than 5 per cent of re­spon­dents thought pay was more im­por­tant than work-life bal­ance.

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