PROFESSIONALS

THE PROFESSIONS ARE WORST
AFFECTED BY GENDER PAY DISCRIMINATION (ECHR, 2015 REPORT)

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What should I do?

 

  • Do you believe you are paid less than a comparator of the opposite sex?

  • Do you do the same job as that person?

  • Or do you do a different job but your work is equal to theirs in terms of effort, skill and authority?

 

Click here to fill in our online claim form.

 

 

 

 

Or call 0121 210 6224 for a free, no obligation, confidential chat with one
of our legal advisors.

 

Remember claims can be made against current or past employers in the last 6 years.

 

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Accountants

 

The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) in conjunction with Stott & May conducts an annual salary survey for gender pay gaps amongst the profession. Its 2015 results are alarming.

 

  • On average, female chartered accountants earn £44,100 (with a bonus of £2,100). By contrast their male counterparts earn £75,800 (with a bonus of £8,800).
  • There is an average pay gap of £37,000 between male and female chartered accountants working in business.
  • Women over 45 are the most disadvantaged with an average salary drop of £6,500 from 2014, compared with an increase for men in the same category of £4,200, a £10,700 differential in just one year.

An equal pay claim looking back six years from the date of claim could be worth over £200,000.

 

Surveyors

 

In 2015, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors researched pay trends among a group of over 8000 surveyors.

 

Their research shows that:

 

  • There is a serious disparity between male and female pay.
  • The average male pay is £56,909 while females only earn £44,794.
    That represents a 23% gender pay gap.
  • The statistics are even worse at entry level where there is a 40% gender pay gap.
  • In the 46-55 age range, the average difference in annual pay is £12,728.

 

Equal pay claims could therefore be worth up to £76,000.

 

Solicitors

 

The Law Society carries out annual surveys of gender pay gaps.

 

  • Although the pay gap is narrowing in the profession, substantial inequality still exists.
  • The average annual pay gap between men and women is £23,000.
  • Men are routinely paid larger bonuses than women carrying out the work of equal value.
  • The discrepancy is greatest in relation to women aged 40 and older, particularly when those women have taken maternity leave.

 

Equal pay claims could be worth over £150,000.

 

Architects

 

Second only in the construction industry to the pay gap between male and female building trades supervisors, the average pay differential between male and female architects is 25% according to the Office for National Statistics, making the average difference in pay £11,300 per year. The Royal Institute of British Architects describes this as "beyond shocking".

 

An average equal pay claim could be worth up to £65,000.

 

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