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Authority finds salary gap remains

Male university teachers and researchers continue to receive higher average pay that women, according to the Swedish Higher Education Authority.

The national authority, the UKÄ, published its 2015 annual report on 2 June. It states that the number of researchers has increased in Swedish universities and that there is still a gap in the average salary between men and women across all job categories. The average pay difference is between 4 and 5 per cent, says the UKÄ, and cannot be explained by differences in age or subject area.

The average pay for professors was 61,000 Swedish kronor (€6,500) per month in 2013, but varied among subject areas. Professors in medicine and the health sciences in general earned 25 per cent more than in the humanities. In the technical sciences, female professors earned 5.7 per cent less than men, whereas in the humanities, the difference was 1.2 per cent.  

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