Women in benefits get better pay rises than men

The mean salary for female benefits managers has increased by £3,031 in the past year compared to £674 for men in the industry, according to the Employee Benefits Salary Survey 2010.

However, the annual survey found there are still significant differences between the salaries received between men and women. The mean salary for men (£60,208) is now more than £14,000 above the mean salary for women (£46,019).

This is a slight improvement on last year’s £16,000 differential.

Debbie Lovewell, deputy editor of Employee Benefits, said: “Following the introduction of further equal pay measures in October’s Equality Act, it will be interesting to see if this trend continues to move in the right direction.

“As it stands, it is a little concerning that the people who are responsible for implementing and complying with equal pay and discrimination legislation in their organisation are still not being treated fairly themselves.”

Employee Benefits magazine surveyed 466 people responsible for managing compensation and benefits for staff in their own organisations for the Employee Benefits Salary Survey 2010. The majority (80%) of respondents were from the private sector, while 17% were from public sector organisations and 3% were in the voluntary sector.

Read the full Employee Benefits Salary Survey 2010