Female graduates more likely to get a job – but earn less

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More women get jobs after university than men but they get paid less, a survey has found.

Nearly 75% of women who graduated last summer found full or part-time jobs within six months of leaving uni, compared to 71% of men.

But their average starting salaries were £20,000 compared to £21,000 for men, and four times as many men earned more than £40,000.  

The figures came from the Higher Education Statistics Agency and were reported in the Guardian.  

Last month the prime minister vowed to drive women’s wages up and get rid of the pay gap between men and women within a generation.

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