Salesforce reports 22.25% mean hourly gender pay gap for 2023

Salesforce gender pay gapCloud-based software firm Salesforce has reported a 22.25% mean hourly gender pay gap for 2023, up from 10.29% the previous year.

The employer’s median hourly gender pay gap for 2023 was 23.08%, down from 29.74% the prior year.

Its top pay quartile as of 2023 consisted of 73% of men and 27% of women, as opposed to the previous year, which was made up of 75% of men and 25% of women. Conversely, its lower pay quartile as of 2023 was a 50% split between men and women, while it consisted of 42% of men and 58% of women the prior year.

Salesforce’s 2023 gender bonus gap was 35.03%, up from -7.48% the prior year, while its median gap was 37.2%, down from 46.71%. A total of 93.38% of men and 92.49% of women received a bonus payment that year, compared to 92.19% of men and 90.74% of women the previous year.

In order to combat its gaps, Salesforce has appointed a vice president of equality strategy in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and a dedicated UK equality partner, and also introduced a multi-year gender goal to reach 40% women-identifying and non-binary employees globally by the end of 2026.

Zahra Bahrololoumi, executive vice president and chief executive officer of Salesforce UK and Ireland, said: “Equality is a core value at Salesforce, and one of the most powerful examples of this is our ongoing commitment to equal pay and pay fairness. In 2015, we were one of the first [organisations] to evaluate whether there were any gaps in pay among our global workforce, and we continue to evaluate pay, including bonuses and stock, on an ongoing basis.

“Our 2023 UK gender pay report, which measures the average difference in pay between men and women, show that we continue to make progress, including on gender representation and in the percentage of women receiving bonus pay. In order to accelerate our progress, we continue to invest in new programmes and make strategic investments.”