These days the issue of pay as it relates to gender is one that seems to be constantly under scrutiny. Recently we’ve seen the BBC disclose earnings for its stars while Hollywood actors and international sports figures have also spoken out on how the issue affects their industries. Meanwhile some of the world’s biggest company boardrooms have also been put under the magnifying glass as gender equality makes more headway.
However, a report from NHS Digital earlier this year also did its bit to shed light on how salaries break down amongst the different bands between the genders.
Here are the figures in greater detail for NHS Digital, not the NHS as a whole:
Hourly Mean Gender Pay:
- Female: £21.42
- Male: £25.54
This means a gender pay gap of 16.1%.
Looking at the median figures evens things out a little, but not by much:
- Female: £20.47
- Male: £23.84
Gender pay gap: 14.1%
Looking at the pay bands sheds a whole other light on the gender division within NHS Digital:
|Band A||404 58%||298 42%|
|Band B||298 42%||372 53%|
|Band C||266 38%||437 62%|
|Band D||216 31%||486 69%|
|Total||1,217 43%||1,593 57%|
The only band in which there are more women employed than men is the first, Band A.