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4.4% Gender Pay Gap in UK Genomics Sector

Our 2020 Genomics Salary Survey found the average salary for a male worker in the UK is 4.4% higher than the average female salary.

The average male salary is £45,000 which is 4.4% higher than the average female salary of £43,000. 

Paramount Recruitment Director, Eugene McDaid says:

It’s really positive to see the pay gaps between males and females are decreasing and leading to more pay parity.


The figures present a difference to last year and although there is progress being made, we still have a long way to go. More companies are taking responsibility for ensuring equal pay. With the recent UK law which requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish and report figures about their gender pay gap, companies are consciously and actively minimise gender pay imbalances.

Gender pay gaps by seniority 

Although the difference between the levels of seniority is fairly consistent, the highest haps is at senior level where males earn 10% more than females. 

You can request a free copy of our full detailed report that includes more insights into the sector including expected pay rises, benefits and the most in-demand skills employers are looking for.

Our 2021 Genomics & Bioinformatics Salary Survey is now open! If you're a professional working or studying withing the Genomics & Bioinformatics sector please take part.

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23rd October

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