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Gender pay gap in charity sector is 7.9 per cent in favour of men, analysis shows

09 Apr 2019 News

Men in the charity sector are paid almost 8 per cent more than women, according to analysis of government figures.

According to an investigation of 571 charities by data scientist David Kane, the mean gender hourly pay gap is 7.9 per cent in favour of men. The median hourly pay gap is skewed 6.8 per cent in favour of men.

The data comes from 10,000 organisations that filed their gender pay gap data on a government website. Since 2018, all organisations with more than 250 employees have had to submit their annual gender pay gap data to the government by 4 April.

The mean pay gap of the 10,000 organisations that filed their accounts is 14.2 per cent, whereas the figure for private companies is 14.9 per cent. The mean pay gap for public sector organisations is 12.4 per cent.

The data has not changed a great deal from last year, when the mean pay gap for all organisations was 14.5 per cent and for charities, 8 per cent.

It comes after an analysis by Civil Society Media found that the mean gender pay gap for the largest 50 charities as ranked in the haysmacintyre / Charity Finance 100 Index has decreased by 7 per cent, from 18 per cent to 11 per cent, slightly above the figures for the overall sector.

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