Twice as many men as women aspire to earn a salary of over £100,000 a year, amid differences in their choice of career, a new study has found.
A survey of more than 1,000 workers showed that almost a third of women would be happy earning between £20,000 and £30,000, twice as many as men.
More than a third of men aspired to earn more than £100,000, compared with just 15% of women, according to the research by jobs site Adzuna.
More women wanted careers in teaching, charity work and advertising, while men favoured computing and engineering.
Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, said: "The survey suggests that many British women feel hampered by lack of confidence, and claim external factors like family commitments and competition for jobs limit career progression the most.
"Conversely, the men surveyed were confident in achieving or surpassing their career goals. The main reasons the men surveyed believed they may fail to reach career goals were self-confessed laziness and a lack of motivation."