FE pay gap is 24% higher than the national average

Tes analysis lays bare the gender inequality in further education employee salaries

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The further education sector is not immune to the wider societal problem of unequal pay between men and women – but its median gender pay gap is much worse than the national average.

A Tes analysis of new gender pay data, submitted to the government by more than 3,500 employers, reveals that the average median gender pay gap across the 120 FE and sixth-form colleges that have provided information is 14.4 per cent – significantly above the 11.6 per cent average across the board.

The picture is reversed when the mean average is used to calculate the gender pay gap, with FE performing better ...

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