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Equal Pay Day: Salary Differences Could Buy Women These 10 Things

09/11/2015 15:52 GMT | Updated 09/05/2016 14:59 BST

The gap between men's and women's earning is 14.2%, figures released to coincide with Equal Pay Day show.

That revelation has been slammed as "shocking" by the TUC's Frances O'Grady, and criticised by equal pay protesters for showing up a slowing in the Government's commitment to end gender pay discrepancies "in a generation".

But how does that number translate to working women across industries?

We've put together the definitive guide to the real state of Britain's employees, by sector, and some suggestions for what women could buy with the money they're losing out on.

1) Estate agent

Male average: £26,652. Female average: £21,304.

Pay gap: £5,348 - 20%

A woman could buy...

A bottle of Perrier-Jouet Champagne.

2) Civil engineer

Male average: £39,256. Female average: £30,729.

Pay gap: £8,527 - 22%

A woman could buy...

A nearly new Peugot 208 hatchback.

nearly new car peugot

3) Medical practitioner

Male average: £85,517. Female average: £54,147.

Pay gap: £31,370 - 37%

A woman could buy...

Three years university tuition. For now...

4) Nurse

Male average: £33,341. Female average: £31,211.

Pay gap: £2,130 - 6%

A woman could buy...

Two Mulbery handbags.

mulbery handbags

5) Advertising accounts manager/ creative director

Male average: £42,338. Female average: £34,676.

Pay gap: £7,662 - 18%

A woman could buy...

Every single sale item from the John Lewis Christmas advert. With a bit of spare cash for some extra telescopes.

6) Secondary school teacher

Male average: £38,814. Female average: £35,966.

Pay gap: £2,848 - 7%

A woman could buy...

A coveted annual zones 1-6 travelcard in London.

travelcard

7) Financial institution manager

Male average: £64,558. Female average: £38,632

Pay gap: £25,926 - 40%

A woman could buy...

An entire wedding. From start to finish. (The average is £22,000) With three grand left over for a top-notch honeymoon.

8) CEO/ senior official

Male average: £93,426. Female average: £61,714.

Pay gap: £31,712 - 34%

A woman could buy...

273 return flights to Paris

eifel tower

9) Construction project manager

Male average: £35,517. Female average: £22,201

Pay gap: £13,316 - 37%

A woman could buy...

At the end of 25 years work, a Scottish island. We kid you not.

10) Chartered/ certified accountants

Male average: £41,651. Female average: £32,844

Pay gap: £8,807 - 21%

A woman could...

Have enough to get a mortgage for £200,000 home.

for sale house sign

Source: ONS Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 2014