An email leaked to The Tab reveals a colossal pay gap among college masters
The income of Pembroke’s Master is more than three times the salary of Fitz’s.
The former spy chief, Sir Richard Dearlove, gets a whopping £103,467 a year while masters of colleges like Fitz and Churchill languish behind on £30,342 and £38,419.
Of those who have so far responded to the FoI request, Sir Richard has the highest income. It could pay for more than 11 undergrads’ tuition fees.
His pay package does include an “employer contribution scheme,” presumably from MI6.
Pembroke came second on this year’s Tompkins Table. Fitz is 19th.
An outraged Art Historian on King’s Parade was unforgiving: “He’s had a lifetime of sipping cocktails and jetsetting.
“Can’t he just accept he’s at an academic institution and bite the bullet?”
A Pembroke second-year was surprised masters are financially rewarded so differently: “Surely they’re all meant to be doing the same job, right?
“So what’s with the massively different pay packets?
“It didn’t even cross my mind that masters would be paid differently.”
Surprised? Or should we expect shit colleges to pay their masters shit salaries? More to follow on this leaky Cambridge cash cow…