There is an average gender pay gap of £10,428 in property and construction, according to the results of the Vertical Salary Review 2016.
The data revealed that men earn more than women across all disciplines within the industry to varying degrees, ranging from an average pay gap of £1,927 for building surveyors to £19,381 for quantity surveyors.
There is also a gap when measured by seniority of role, with the smallest gap at graduate level and the widest gap at senior level. And by age, with the widest gap amongst those aged 31-40; women at this age earn on average £38,489 compared with £51,661 for men.
Produced by Vertical Recruitment, in association with Place North West, the study looked at the salaries, employment packages and outlooks of property and construction employees in the North West.
Paul Unger, editor of Place North West, commented: “The gender pay gap is a complex subject, with numerous factors such as childcare restrictions and educational choices in technical subjects all affecting careers, but the fact that any such gap exists at all in 2016 is ridiculous. The smaller gap at graduate level and for those under the age of 30 would suggest that at least the situation is getting better, but the industry still has a long way to go.”
Vertical Recruitment is a Manchester-based firm specialising in technical, construction and engineering recruitment.