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Employees of Chinese ethnicity revealed as the highest paid in the UK

by LLB Reporter
9th Jul 19 9:04 am

A new ONS report published Tuesday shows that employees of Chinese, Indian and Mixed or Multiple ethnicity all had higher median hourly pay than White British employees in 2018; while employees in the Pakistani and Bangladeshi ethnic groups had lowest median hourly pay.

On average, employees from the Chinese ethnic group earned 30.9% more than White British employees; while employees from the Bangladeshi ethnic group, on average, earned 20.2% less than White British employees.

There were three ethnic groups which were shown to have a higher median hourly pay than White British in 2018. These being Chinese, Indian and Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups with hourly earnings of £15.75, £13.47 and £12.33 respectively, in comparison to White British whose median pay was £12.03. The ethnic group that had the lowest median hourly pay in 2018 was Bangladeshi at £9.60 followed by Pakistani at £10.00.

London was revealed as having the largest pay gap.

This report is the first analysis of ethnicity pay gaps in Great Britain using newly reweighted earnings data from the Annual Population Survey. In the 2017 report Race in the Workplace, equal participation and progression across ethnicities could be worth an additional £24 billion to the UK’s economy per year.

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