Social sciences lectures are the best paid at Notts

And they have less contact hours

There is a huge gap in average salaries between faculties at the University of Nottingham, with a massive 15 per cent pay difference between Social Sciences and Engineering staff.

The figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show that in 2015, the average salary for Social Sciences was £46,741, compared to only £39,386 for Engineering.

Average Salaries by Faculty 2015:

Social Sciences – £46,742
Arts – £44,317
Medicine & Health Sciences – £41,412
Science – £40,756
Engineering – £39,386

The poor man’s faculty

According to the latest annual financial statement for the university, staff costs in 2014 rose by £6.4m from the previous year to £301.6m, and represent the largest element of total costs at 55.2 per cent of total money spent.

Most staff are paid salaries ranging from £14,421 to £95,336 but there are 130 senior staff at the university getting paid between £100,000 to £400,000.

The VC is a part-time Social Sciences lecturer

There is also a huge gender gap when it comes to earnings.

In the highest wage level, where salaries start at £58,171, only 24 per cent were women.

In 2014, only 26 per cent of positions in senior research and teaching positions belonged to females.

According to the university website: “The majority university staff are paid a salary on the University’s main pay scale, which is split into seven main job family salary bands.

“The salary bands for levels 1 to 6 are based on a nationally-agreed salary framework.”

Earlier in the year it was revealed fat-cat vice chancellor David Greenway stung the uni for an astounding £27,556 on first class flights last year, alongside his £374,000 salary.