New research has discovered the jobs where women can earn more than men, with community and civil enforcement occupations taking the top spot.
The gender pay gap measures the difference in median hourly pay between men and women. Personal finance experts Wealth of Geeks analysed gender pay gap data from the Office for National Statistics to reveal the job roles where women can be higher earners than men.
At the top of the list is community and civil enforcement occupations. Community and civil enforcement officers ensure that drivers follow parking regulations on public streets and in car parks by issuing Fixed Penalty Notices and Penalty Charge Notices. Women in this occupation earn an average of £16.11 per hour, while men earn £3.61 less at £12.50 per hour; this is a pay gap of 28.9%.
Welfare professionals are second on the list with a pay gap of 20.9%. Women in this job earn an average of £20.77 hourly, while men earn £3.59 less at £17.18 per hour. The main duties in this job role are to mentor, advocate for, and provide rehabilitation services to individuals, as well as overseeing the process of adoption.
Third is biological scientists, with a pay gap of 20.6%. People in this job role study living organisms as well as their environments. Women in this field earn an average of £20.30 per hour, while the average hourly wage for men is £3.46 less at £16.84.
Next on the list is hire services managers and proprietors. This job involves the general managing of a business or team; women in this role can earn an average of £2.45 per hour more than men, with an average hourly rate of £14.52, while men earn £12.07. This is a pay gap of 20.3%.
The fifth job in the ranking is personal assistants and other secretaries, with a pay gap of 17.1%. This job involves providing administrative and secretarial support to individuals or teams. Women in this job earn an average of £14.37 per hour, while men earn £2.10 less at £12.27.
Special needs education teaching professionals are sixth on the list with a pay gap of 16.8%. Women in this field earn an average of £24.66 per hour, while men earn £21.12. People in this job role provide support for children with emotional, behavioural, or learning difficulties, as well as physical disabilities.
With a pay gap of 14.3%, veterinarians are seventh on the list. Veterinarians provide treatment for injuries and illnesses of animals; women can earn £3.14 more than men in the role with an average hourly rate of £25.09, while men earn £21.95.
Eighth on the list is occupational therapy. Women in this job earn an average of £20.85 hourly, while men earn £18.42, a difference of £2.43 or 13.2%. Occupational therapists work with people who have physical, mental, or social disabilities to help them do everyday activities.
Women earn an average of £2.26 more than men as social and humanities scientists, whose main responsibility is to study and analyse human behaviour. Men in this role earn an average of £18.16, while women earn 12.4% more at £20.42.
Publicans and managers of licenced premises are tenth on the list, which refers to someone who owns or manages pubs or bars. The role has a pay gap of 11.4%, with women earning an average of £15.10 hourly, while men earn £13.55.
Michael Dinich, a spokesperson from Wealth of Geeks, said, “It is fascinating to see such a drastic difference in hourly pay between men and women in these roles. Many women across the UK may have been the victim of the gender pay gap for years, but it is interesting to see which job roles they are now able to earn more than men; the findings could even inspire a career change for some.”