Medical lecturers at Glasgow are paid more than Arts lecturers

They’re raking in over 45k


Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences lecturers are the highest-paid at Glasgow uni, taking home an average salary of over £45,000.

Their pay packet is nearly £3,000 a year more than the uni-wide average of £42,761, and almost ten per cent more than the average salary for an Arts lecturer.

This is despite MVLS lecturers “grafting” for an average of only 12 contact hours a week, while Arts lecturers are working around 17.

Medical lecturers have fewer contact hours a week but earn more per year

Medical lecturers have fewer contact hours a week but earn more per year

Obviously contact hours aren’t representative of everything lecturers do in their working day, and these hours don’t take into account time spent in the library, researching and helping students in their office hours.

Iain Banks, president of the UCU (Glasgow’s lecturers union), said: “Staff do a range of student support with things like being advisors of study, working on learning & teaching within each school, running study abroad programmes, etc.”

But third year English student Laura thinks lecturers don’t deserve £42,000 a year. “Most of them don’t even seem interested in students, let alone in supporting them.”

On the other end of the pay scale, employees in the university gift shop earn only £6.57 an hour, meaning it would take over 120 hours of work a week for them to get anywhere near the average salary of a Glasgow lecturer.