The Gender Pay Gap

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The data shows that the median annual salary for all full-time employees in 2010 was £25,900, which is up 0.3% on the year before. But men earn vastly more than women: £28,091, compared to £22,490 – a difference of 19.9%.

Even overtime has an effect – 24.1% of men working full-time take home overtime pay, compared to only 12% of women in the same position.

But even if you remove that impact, plus the effect of women earning maternity pay and the fact that more women work part-time than men, the difference is still striking: men earned 10.2% more in hourly full-time pay last year, £13.01 compared to £11.68.

With thanks to The Guardian for this information.

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Posted on April 3rd, 2013 by

2 Responses to “The Gender Pay Gap”

  1. Tammy says:

    Hi Jane, what is the real reason behind the Gender Pay Gap? I am sure that we have made great improvements in our qualifications and skills so why is the gap still there? Is it because we don’t ask for a raise as often as men do?

    • Jane says:

      I think it’s lots of reasons, Tammy. Yes, we don’t ask for as much money but also jobs that women do in the main tend to be undervalued and underpaid when compared to men. I was coaching a very senior and very well qualified woman who found out by accident that her male colleague was getting paid considerably more than her. When she confronted her boss she was told, “well, he asked”. Women also have to take time out to give birth and this tends to be at a peak time for advancement at work. And there is also blatant sexism… Jane

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