Will your name earn you a better salary?

Will your name earn you a better salary?

While all employers aim to provide a diverse and equal culture that rewards people with salaries reflective of their working abilities, new research has shed some light on how this might not be the case.

The study, conducted by Adzuna’s ValueMyCV algorithm, has revealed the top earning names using the average earning potential for first names.

‘Ed’ appeared to be the highest-earning male name raking together an annual average salary of £61,362, with Giles earning £59,390 on average. And, it seems that gender pay disparity is evident in the findings of this research too.

Male names dominate the salaries table with female names not coming into play until the 318th position.

And, despite the royal connotations that the come with the name ‘Liz’, as well as celebrity figures like Liz Hurley and Taylor, it seems that the money doesn’t lie within this name. Employees named ‘Liz’ only receive an average annual salary of £38,792 – which hugely contrasts with the salary levels of top-earning male names.

Additionally, the research shed light on 1,000 names listed with corresponding average salaries, showing that just 13% of females earned an average salary of over £30,000 compared to 60% of males. 

Below, is a full table of the results…

Top 10 most valuable male names

Overall Rank

Name

Average earning potential

1

Ed

£61,362

2

Giles

£59,390

3

Gerry

£58,257

4

Philippe

£57,787

5

Bill

£56,731

6

Ralph

£56,144

7

Ron

£55,565

8

Ashok

£54,830

9

Sergey

£54,173

10

Geoff

£53,991

Top 10 most valuable female names

Overall Rank

Name

Average earning potential

318

Liz

£38,792

319

Jo

£38,741

420

Michele

£36,305

423

Alexis

£36,240

438

Syed

£36,015

460

Jean

£35,468

481

Philippa

£35,027

482

Sue

£35,013

484

Lindsay

£34,936

499

Francis

£34,494

 



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Comments (1)

  • Deby Pepe
    Deby Pepe
    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 5:48pm GMT
    What struck me most about this was that the most valuable female name was number 318 on the list!

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