Graduates from independent-schools in top jobs receive an average of £4,450 more than their state school counterparts after three years – and their salaries are rising more quickly

The Independent, 06.07.15, new research published by the Sutton Trust and upReach shows how graduates from private-schools in top jobs receive an average of £4,450 more than their state school counterparts after three years – and their salaries are rising more quickly.

The findings outline how six months after graduation, the average annual salary difference between a state-educated and a privately-educated employee in a high-status job is £1,300.

Private grads take home £24,066 while state grads leave with £22,735-per-year.

By the time they’ve been working for three years, this financial gap has grown to £4,450, with private-school alumni earning 14 per cent more than their peers – £36,036, compared with £31,586.

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