Bonus Gap Analysis

The following numbers and insights highlight the bonus 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
2020/21

Bonus gap statistics by sector

The following figures show how the bonus 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
3769

4.4%
Median

ALL ORGANISATIONS
3769

1.4%
SINCE LAST YEAR

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2699

12.9%
Median

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2699

0.6%
SINCE LAST YEAR

PUBLIC SECTOR
772

0.0%
Median

PUBLIC SECTOR
772

0.0% No change
SINCE LAST YEAR

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
314

6.9%
Median

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
314

0.5%
SINCE LAST YEAR

Actual bonus differences by sector

These boxes bring the figures described above to life. You can quickly see the difference between the middle man and middle woman. If you hover over a box, it will show you how it has changed since last year.

ALL ORGANISATIONS
3769

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £95.60

ALL ORGANISATIONS
3769

£-1.40
SINCE LAST YEAR

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2699

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £87.10

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2699

£-0.60
SINCE LAST YEAR

PUBLIC SECTOR
772

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £100.00

PUBLIC SECTOR
772

£0.00
SINCE LAST YEAR

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
314

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £93.15

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
314

£-0.50
SINCE LAST YEAR

Actual bonus 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 bonus difference chart

Women earn MORE
Women earn LESS

Median actual bonus difference table

data source: Gov.uk

Bonuses paid by sector

This shows the average percentages of men and women who receive bonuses throughout the UK and the variations across the difference sectors.

MAN
WOMAN
data source: Gov.uk