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Gender Pay Gap Reporting

What is gender pay gap reporting?

From 2017 onwards, any UK organisation employing 250 or more employees has to publicly report on its gender pay gap in six different ways: the mean and median gender pay gaps: the mean and median gender bonus gaps: the proportion of men and women who received bonuses, and the women who received bonuses, and the number of men and women according to quartile pay bands.

Gender pay gap reporting is not about equal pay. Equal pay is about the differences in the actual earnings of men and women doing equal work. It is unlawful to pay people unequally because they are a man or a woman. The RUH Bath NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

The gender pay gap shows the difference in the average earnings between all men and women in an organisation.

What is the 'Mean'?

The mean is the average hourly wage. It is calculated by adding up all the pay of all male employees and dividing it by the number of male employees. The same is then done for all the female employees.

The mean gender gap therefore is the difference between the mean hourly rate of pay of male full-pay relevant employees and that of female full-pay relevant employees.

What is the 'Median'?

It's the mid-point between the highest and lowest earners. The median gender gap therefore is the difference between the median hourly rate of pay of male full-pay relevant employees and that of female full-pay relevant employees.

Our gender pay gap data

We collected our data on 31st March 2018. The figures show that the RUH has an average gender pay gap of 2.75% (median) favouring men. The average mean gender pay gap is 21.89% favouring men.

In common with the NHS as a whole, our organisation is predominantly female, 77.8% of our workforce is female it is also the case that women outnumber men at every level, except very senior manager level where the split is 50/50.

Our complete gender pay gap report can be read here and includes a narrative and explanation of the figures and what they mean.

Gender Pay Gap Report - March 2019

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