Gender pay gap explained

What is the gender pay gap?

The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between the average earnings of men and women across an organisation, regardless of the nature of their work.  The gender pay gap is not the same as equal pay, which relates to men and women being pad equally for equal work.

Gender pay gap calculations are based on our payroll data drawn on 5th April each year.

How do we calculate the mean and median gap?

The mean gender pay gap is the difference in average hourly rates of pay that male and female employees receive.  To calculate the mean figure, we take the average hourly rates of pay and divide by the total number of relevant employees.

The median gender pay gap represents the middle point of a population.  If you put the ranges of hourly pay for individual men and women in order from lowest to highest, the median pay gap is the difference in hourly pay for the middle woman compared to the middle man.

The same mean and median calculations are applied to bonus pay for men and women.