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Gender pay gap: Women in catering earn more than men – but divisions at the top remain

25 October 2018 by
Gender pay gap: Women in catering earn more than men – but divisions at the top remain

Women in certain catering industry sectors earn more than men - but still earn considerably less in senior management positions, the latest gender pay gap figures have revealed.

Women working as catering and bar managers were found to be paid 1.7% more on average than men in Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures, receiving an average of £9.91 per hour compared to £9.74 for men.

And female kitchen and catering assistants are also averagely paid more - by 2.2%. Women were found to earn £8 per hour compared to £7.83 for men.

This figure is likely skewed by the number of women in these roles - ONS statistics say 62% of kitchen and catering assistants are women.

However the gap is still persistent in senior management roles. Despite making up 47% of restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors, women on average earn 14.4% less than men. This means women on average make £9.85 an hour, compared to £11.51 among their male counterparts.

It comes as the overall gender pay gap drops to its lowest level on record for full-time workers, dropping to 8.6%. The gap is also close to zero for people under 40.

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