Male graduates earn more than females in their first jobs

Monday 29th June 2015 12:02 EDT

According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, male graduates earn more than women within six months of leaving university.

It is said that three in ten men who left university in 2014 were earning more than £25,000 per annum by January 2015, which is compared with less than a fifth of women.

However, a report by the Office for National Statistics earlier in 2015 showed that women earned more than men until they were 35. But the Higher Education Statistics Agency figures, which focuses on salaries six months after graduating, suggested male graduates are better at attaining a well-paid first job.

The largest average starting salaries were in medicine and dentistry (£30,000), veterinary science (£26,000) and engineering and technology (£25,000).

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