Scotland’s gender pay gap for managers now stands at around £8,000, according to a study published today.
The gap is the lowest for any part of the UK, but the figures have prompted a renewed call for more action to tackle the issue, particularly in senior roles.
The difference in average salary in managerial roles north of the Border is 21.5 per cent, analysis by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and online staffing resource XpertHR found.
They discovered that the average annual salary of a female manager stands at £28,622, but jumps to £36,457 for their male counterparts, a difference of £7,835. The figures include salary and bonuses, as well as perks such as a car allowance and commission.
Scotland beat every other UK region, including London and the south-east of England, and came in well below the UK-wide average pay gap of 26.8 per cent.
Last night, employability and training minister Jamie Hepburn said the Scottish Government was dedicated to closing the pay gap and was “working to ensure women are better-represented in senior and decision-making roles and taking action to challenge pregnancy and maternity discrimination.
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