Shropshire Council reports 18.2% mean gender pay gap

Shropshire Council release gender pay gap figures

Shropshire Council has reported a 18.2% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay, as at 31 March 2019; the exact same pay gap from the reporting year 2018/2019.

The organisation reported its gender pay gap data for full-time and part-time staff for 2019/2020, even though in March 2020 the government made the decision to suspend gender pay gap reporting due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the differences in mean and median hourly rates of pay for male and female full-time employees, the gap in mean and median bonus pay, the proportions of male and female employees awarded bonus pay, and the proportions of male and female staff in the lower, lower middle, upper-middle and upper-quartile pay bands.

The median hourly wage is 24.8% lower for women than men, with women in the organisation earning 75p for every £1 that their male counterpart earns.

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Within the organisation, women occupy 64.1% of the upper-quartile jobs, a slight increase from 63.7% in the previous year; 75.9% of the upper-middle quarter, a decrease from 78% the year before; 80.3% of the lower middle quarter, a slight increase from 79.8% the year before and 85.7% of the lower quarter, an increase from 83.7% the previous year.

Shropshire Council were unavailable to comment at the time of publication.