Pay Gap Analysis

The following numbers and insights highlight the pay gaps across the UK by the different types of organisation. All metrics are calculated by taking the middle man and middle woman and comparing the difference (median).

2017/18
2018/19
2019/20

Gender pay gap statistics by sector

The following figures show how the gender pay gap changes depending on the organisation type. To see the previous year's data just hover the mouse over the box you are interested in.

ALL ORGANISATIONS
5420

10.6%
Median

ALL ORGANISATIONS
5420

1.1%
SINCE LAST YEAR

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
3850

9.2%
Median

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
3850

1.4%
SINCE LAST YEAR

PUBLIC SECTOR
1235

14.5%
Median

PUBLIC SECTOR
1235

-0.5%
SINCE LAST YEAR

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
357

12.7%
Median

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
357

-0.5%
SINCE LAST YEAR

Actual pay differences by sector

The boxes below describe the differences in real terms using pounds and pence. If you hover over a box it will show you how the amount has changed since last year.

ALL ORGANISATIONS
5420

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £89.40

ALL ORGANISATIONS
5420

£-1.10
SINCE LAST YEAR

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
3850

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £90.80

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
3850

£-1.40
SINCE LAST YEAR

PUBLIC SECTOR
1235

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £85.50

PUBLIC SECTOR
1235

£0.50
SINCE LAST YEAR

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
357

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £87.30

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
357

£0.45
SINCE LAST YEAR

Actual pay differences by industry

The following interactive graphic shows how different industries pay their employees. You can investigate how these figures change using different averages and you can view the information in chart or table form. In the chart each bar represents how much more or less the average woman gets paid compared to the average man's £100.

AVERAGE

Median Mean

VISUALISE

Chart Table

Median actual pay difference chart

Women earn MORE
Womean earn LESS

Median actual pay difference table

data source: Gov.uk

Quartile distribution (UK and sector)

This chart shows the distribution of pay across the different sectors. It shows the proportions of men and women in each of the four bands of pay.

MAN
WOMAN
data source: Gov.uk