Revealed: Massive £6K pay-gap between male and female professors at Edinburgh

They only get 91.20% of the male salary


In a report released this month, it was found that female professors working for the University of Edinburgh are paid £6,609 less than male professors. 

In the report, undertaken by the University and College Union for International Women’s Day, the University of Edinburgh ranked 11th on the list of the widest gender pay gaps for professors.

Where male professors are paid £76,614, female professors only get £70,005, which accounts to only 91.40% of the male salary.

The report also notes a gender pay gap for academic staff, albeit smaller at £1,814. Male academic staff are paid £40,820 where females doing the same job are paid £39,006.

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The report, released for International Women’s Day on the 8th March, notes that in higher education facilities in the UK “this difference in average pay is a gender pay gap of £528 million per year” and that “the total salary spend on female academics is £1.3 billion less than it is for male academics”.

According to the report, “the gap is larger at the so-called ‘elite’ Russell Group institutions” at 16.3%.

“Over half of all academics are women but only 23% of professors are women. It is clear that women are not being promoted to the top academic posts.”