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ELT gender pay gap favors male teachers

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:16 am    Post subject: ELT gender pay gap favors male teachers Reply with quote

Being a man is a bonus when it comes to the ELT gender pay gap
EL Gazette | May 2018
Source: http://www.elgazette.com/item/508-being-a-man-is-a-bonus-when-it-comes-to-the-elt-gender-pay-gap.html

UK language chains have surprisingly equitable rates of pay for men and women, but being male generally helps if you want a big bonus.

The results of the UK’s gender pay gap report are out. It is designed to track the difference between pay for men and women across different levels of seniority. So how did language schools do?

First, the good news. In terms of hourly pay, women in UK language schools are likely to earn the same as – or slightly more than – their male colleagues, according to figures submitted to the UK government.

Now the bad news. When it comes to bonuses, men are likely to earn up to twice as much as women.

All British companies employing more than 250 people were required to submit details of the median average pay of their male and female employees by April 4 this year. Agency staff were excluded. The key statistic was the median hourly pay, the midpoint between the highest rate and the lowest, by gender. The exercise is not designed to find if men and women are being paid differently for the same job, which is illegal.

Four language chains submitted their results. Two had gender pay gaps in favour of women: 4 per cent at EF, and 1 per cent at Kaplan. Instill Education, which includes the OISE and Regent brands, reported a 0 per cent difference. At language schools owned by Oxford International, however, the gap was 13.6 per cent in favour of men. At its sister company, which does not employ teachers, women earned 22 per cent less than their male colleagues.

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: ELT gender pay gap favors male teachers Reply with quote

nomad soul wrote:
Being a man is a bonus when it comes to the ELT gender pay gap
EL Gazette | May 2018
Source: http://www.elgazette.com/item/508-being-a-man-is-a-bonus-when-it-comes-to-the-elt-gender-pay-gap.html

UK language chains have surprisingly equitable rates of pay for men and women, but being male generally helps if you want a big bonus.

The results of the UK’s gender pay gap report are out. It is designed to track the difference between pay for men and women across different levels of seniority. So how did language schools do?

First, the good news. In terms of hourly pay, women in UK language schools are likely to earn the same as – or slightly more than – their male colleagues, according to figures submitted to the UK government.

Now the bad news. When it comes to bonuses, men are likely to earn up to twice as much as women.

All British companies employing more than 250 people were required to submit details of the median average pay of their male and female employees by April 4 this year. Agency staff were excluded. The key statistic was the median hourly pay, the midpoint between the highest rate and the lowest, by gender. The exercise is not designed to find if men and women are being paid differently for the same job, which is illegal.

Four language chains submitted their results. Two had gender pay gaps in favour of women: 4 per cent at EF, and 1 per cent at Kaplan. Instill Education, which includes the OISE and Regent brands, reported a 0 per cent difference. At language schools owned by Oxford International, however, the gap was 13.6 per cent in favour of men. At its sister company, which does not employ teachers, women earned 22 per cent less than their male colleagues.

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Not sure what this is on about when it refers to bonuses. Is it about teachers or managers/salespeople? I've never worked in a school where they paid performance bonuses to teachers. I've worked in plenty of schools that offered overtime to teachers and in my experience it was nearly always men who wanted to do it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: ELT gender pay gap favors male teachers Reply with quote

nomad soul wrote:
Being a man is a bonus when it comes to the ELT gender pay gap
EL Gazette | May 2018
Source: http://www.elgazette.com/item/508-being-a-man-is-a-bonus-when-it-comes-to-the-elt-gender-pay-gap.html

UK language chains have surprisingly equitable rates of pay for men and women, but being male generally helps if you want a big bonus.

The results of the UK’s gender pay gap report are out. It is designed to track the difference between pay for men and women across different levels of seniority. So how did language schools do?

First, the good news. In terms of hourly pay, women in UK language schools are likely to earn the same as – or slightly more than – their male colleagues, according to figures submitted to the UK government.

Now the bad news. When it comes to bonuses, men are likely to earn up to twice as much as women.

All British companies employing more than 250 people were required to submit details of the median average pay of their male and female employees by April 4 this year. Agency staff were excluded. The key statistic was the median hourly pay, the midpoint between the highest rate and the lowest, by gender. The exercise is not designed to find if men and women are being paid differently for the same job, which is illegal.

Four language chains submitted their results. Two had gender pay gaps in favour of women: 4 per cent at EF, and 1 per cent at Kaplan. Instill Education, which includes the OISE and Regent brands, reported a 0 per cent difference. At language schools owned by Oxford International, however, the gap was 13.6 per cent in favour of men. At its sister company, which does not employ teachers, women earned 22 per cent less than their male colleagues.

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Why would it be good news for women to earn more than men? That's hardly equality.

The author is a poor excuse for a journalist - frantically looking for confirmation to match pre-conceived ideas.

Two of the companies that employ teachers pay women more than men. One company pays men more. The difference is not with the teachers' salaries but, as with all companies the difference comes from top level management, and I think the theory that men have a greater chance of getting such roles unfairly has long since been debunked.
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Stuka



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:07 am    Post subject: Re: ELT gender pay gap favors male teachers Reply with quote

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Why would it be good news for women to earn more than men? That's hardly equality.

The author is a poor excuse for a journalist - frantically looking for confirmation to match pre-conceived ideas.


Agree entirely. TEFL/ESL/EAP is one area where women seem to predominate, especially at the level of middle management. Many of the presessionals, for example, have women at the helm who take home more than £50,000. If anything, it's men who get shafted.
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