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Female AAT students enjoy bigger earnings

Shock news! There is one accountancy professional body where women earn more than men at both student and affiliate level.

September 2017

That body is AAT. So while there is a small gender pay gap (2%) for AAT members in favour of men, when it come to the student level women earn 9% more than their male colleagues. The difference is not so pronounced at affiliate level, but it is still 5% in women’s favour.
The 2017 AAT Salary Guide and Career Survey found the average salaries for AAT student members in full-time work have increased by 2% from 2015 to £18,870.
There are big differences regionally, too, with members working in London being paid on average nearly 50% higher than those working in the North East of England. That’s £34,000 versus £23,000.
AAT’s Andrew Williamson said: “It is interesting to see that women appear to be earning more than men at student and affiliate level.
“Despite this, we can also see that men are still out-earning women at full and fellow member levels. This would appear to show that women are still not progressing into the highest positions within the organisations they work in, or that they are not earning as much as their male counterparts when they do.”

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