May 29 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Research reveals highest-paid jobs for women

Highest paid jobs for women

Research from has revealed the top ten industries that have the smallest pay gap and offer the highest-paid jobs for women in the UK.

The research analysed figures from the Office for National Statistics and identified the industries that have a pay gap of less than 10 per cent.


The research found that the IT sector offers the best-paid jobs for women, with female information technology and telecommunications directors earning a salary of £67,767 (6.7 per cent less than men).

Advertising and public relations directors came in second place on the list at £58,403 (8 per cent less than men).

This was followed by train and tram drivers, with women in the industry being found to earn £48,537 (0.7 per cent more than men).

Taxation experts and electrical engineers were both found to be high-earning roles for women, with a yearly salary of £45,279 (2 per cent more than men) and £44,538 (3.7 per cent more than men) respectively.

Other high-earning roles included purchasing managers and directors at £41,212 (9.2 per cent less than men) and human resources managers and directors at £41,163 (8.7 per cent less than men).

Legal professionals featured on the list, offering a salary of £40,871 for women. However, the pay gap was higher at 10.3 per cent.

Higher education and teaching professionals and secondary education and teaching professionals also featured on the list, with a yearly wage of £38,210 (8.6 per cent less than men) and £33,523 (6.4 per cent less than men).


Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening commented: “Britain has the lowest gender pay gap on record, there are more women in work than ever before, more women-led businesses than ever before and there are now women on every board in the FTSE 100.”

Erin O’Neill

Erin O’Neill is an LSBF News Writer who reports on small business, careers, technology and education news.

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