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
2816

21.3%
Mean

ALL ORGANISATIONS
2816

1.2%
SINCE LAST YEAR

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2026

31.1%
Mean

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2026

1.2%
SINCE LAST YEAR

PUBLIC SECTOR
569

0.0%
Mean

PUBLIC SECTOR
569

0.0% No change
SINCE LAST YEAR

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
234

20.7%
Mean

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
234

-2.5%
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
2816

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £78.70

ALL ORGANISATIONS
2816

£-1.20
SINCE LAST YEAR

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2026

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £68.95

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2026

£-1.15
SINCE LAST YEAR

PUBLIC SECTOR
569

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

PUBLIC SECTOR
569

£0.00
SINCE LAST YEAR

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
234

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £79.30

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
234

£2.50
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

Mean actual bonus difference chart

Women earn MORE
Women earn LESS

Mean 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