University of Hertfordshire reports 7.59% 2023 mean hourly pay gap

University of HertfordshireThe University of Hertfordshire has reported a 2023 mean hourly pay gap of 7.59%, down from 7.95% in 2022.

The mean average hourly rate for women and men were £23.86 and £25.82 respectively, while the median was £21.72 and £23.69. The university’s median pay gap rose to 8.32% from 6.02%, while for every £1 paid to men, women received 92.41 pence.

The 2023 mean bonus gap changed from -3.42% to 8.04%, while the median closed completely. A total of 65.6% of men and 65.8% of women were paid a bonus in 2023, a drop from 76.3% and 75.5% the prior year.

The university’s mean ethnicity hourly pay gap was 10.77%, while its median was 8.26%. For every £1 paid to white staff, Black, Asian and minority ethnic employees received 89.23p.

Its mean ethnicity bonus gap was 5.1%, while the median closed completely. A total of 53.8% of Black, Asian and minority ethnic employees and 72.5% of white staff received a bonus, compared to 64.2% and 81.5% the year prior, respectively.

For the first year, the University of Hertfordshire has published its disability pay data, with mean hourly pay gap at 9.07% and its median at 10.86%. For every £1 paid to staff with no declared disability, individuals with declared disability pay receive 90.93p.

Meanwhile, its mean bonus gap was 17.35%, while its median closed completely. A total of 65% of employees with a declared disability and 67% of those who have not declared one received a bonus.

Professor Quintin McKellar, vice chancellor and chief executive of the University of Hertfordshire, said: “I am pleased to see our first disability pay gap report, as this information will help us identify areas of review as well as additional interventions to support the reduction of pay gaps. I will continue to challenge our senior leaders to address under representation and make further progress to reduce pay gaps. I am confident that together we will continue to take successful to steps to achieve our objectives.”