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
2020/21

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
2816

13.2%
Mean

ALL ORGANISATIONS
2816

-0.5%
SINCE LAST YEAR

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2026

13.5%
Mean

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2026

0.1%
SINCE LAST YEAR

PUBLIC SECTOR
569

12.2%
Mean

PUBLIC SECTOR
569

-1.6%
SINCE LAST YEAR

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
234

15.1%
Mean

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
234

-0.7%
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
2816

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £86.80

ALL ORGANISATIONS
2816

£0.50
SINCE LAST YEAR

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2026

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £86.50

PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY
2026

£-0.10
SINCE LAST YEAR

PUBLIC SECTOR
569

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £87.80

PUBLIC SECTOR
569

£1.60
SINCE LAST YEAR

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
234

For every £100 that a man earns, a woman earns £84.90

NO SECTOR PROVIDED
234

£0.65
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

Mean actual pay difference chart

Women earn MORE
Womean earn LESS

Mean actual pay difference table

data source: Gov.uk

Quarter 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