Privately educated UK graduates in high status jobs earn more than their state school counterparts, says a study. The report, by the Sutton Trust and UpReach, examined those in careers such as law and financial services.
The report put the earnings gap down to factors such as the university attended, but also suggested non-academic factors, such as assertiveness, were at play.
The research also found salaries of the privately-educated increased more quickly, growing by £3,000 more over the same three-and-a-half year period. Average salaries, six months after graduation, were more generous for those who had attended independent schools – £24,066 compared to £22,735, a difference of £1,331.
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