Here’s some depressing news: Average male graduate earns £1,500 a year more than his female peers

The pay gap is alive and well


Male grads are still far more likely than women to land higher paid jobs after leaving uni than women, official stats show. 

Three and a half years after graduating:

• The average male student earns £1,500 more than his female peers
• Men are twice as likely to earn £35,000 or more than women
• 60 per cent of women earn under £25,000, compared to 45% of men

The average salary three and a half years after graduating is £25,000 for men, and £23,500 for women.

Men also rake in the highest bracket of salaries over £40,000: 12.7 per cent of blokes earn top dollar compared to 5.7 per cent of women.

This graph shows the grad pay gap three and a half years after leaving uni, based on stats from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.