In my earlier post "Women work for free ...", I highlighted the recent Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) 2015 National Management Salary Survey that revealed that women earn 22% less than men, meaning that they’re unpaid for 1h 40m a day.
I've had a few people ask me for further details i.e. was this the same in every industry and if not how much of a differential was there. I've delved a little deeper into the report and here is a breakdown by key industries.
29% Accountancy - average male salary £47,034, average female salary £36,432
22% Banking - average male salary £25,377, average female salary £20,800
21% Energy - average male salary £27,452, average female salary £22,674
19% Purchasing - average male salary £29,555, average female salary £24,796
18% Sales - average male salary £23,562, average female salary £19,898
18% Education - average male salary £21,216, average female salary £17,922
18% Hospitality - average male salary £18,497, average female salary £15,665
13% Retail - average male salary £16,851, average female salary £14,951
One of the difficulties the report highlighted in conducting pay audits was the ability to compare 'equal value work', especially in the private sector. Using job roles as a basis wasn't enough and full job evaluation would be required first.