Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

What is the Gender Pay Gap?

The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between men’s and women’s mean and median earnings across an organisation or the labour market. It is represented as a percentage, where a positive number is a pay gap in favour of men, and a negative number is a pay gap in favour of women. 

The Report

Our Gender Pay Gap Report 2017 is based on data from March 2017, made up of 6817 employees of which 3783 (55.5%) were Female, and 3034 (44.5%) were Male. It primarily measures the differences in hourly mean and median earnings and in bonus pay. In keeping with the statutory data requirements, the report covers:

  • The Mean Hourly Pay Gap (%) of all Full Pay Relevant Employees
  • The Median Hourly Pay Gap (%) of all Full Pay Relevant Employees
  • The Mean Bonus Pay Gap (%) of all Full Pay Relevant Employees
  • The Median Bonus Pay Gap (%) of all Full Pay Relevant Employees
  • The proportion (%) of women and men who received Bonus Pay
  • The proportion (%) of women and men on 4 equal population quartiles.

We have created a short animation to help explain what the Gender Pay Gap is and how it is calculated:

 
The Gender Pay Gap video text is also available for download.
 

Detailed definitions and information on the data used are available in the Gender Pay Gap Report 2017.

Results

  • Hourly Pay Gap

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    The University of Liverpool mean and median hourly pay gap percentages are presented below. All employees on full pay at the time of data collection were included in the analysis.

    The Mean Pay Gap is 24.57%
    vs 17.4% UK National
    (Office for National Statistics - April 2017)
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    The Median Pay Gap is 19.00% 
    vs 18.4% UK National (Office for National Statistics - April 2017)
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  • Bonus Pay Gap

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    Three categories of bonus pay were included in this analysis, 1) Contractual, 2) Exceptional Performance Award (EPA), and 3) Clinical Excellence Award (CEA).

    • The Mean Bonus Pay Gap is 76.16%.
    • The Median Bonus Pay Gap is 89.95%. 
    • 1.27% of female staff received a bonus.
    • 2.01% of male staff received a bonus.

    The overall proportion of bonuses received by employees was:

    Men: 55% and Women: 45%

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  • Proportion of Men and Women in Lower to Upper Quartile Pay Bands

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    The staff population was divided into four population pay quartiles. The diagram below is a representation of the number of men, and number of women who where in each quartile.

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    71.6% of staff in the lower pay quartile are women, compared to 38.2% of staff in the Upper (higher paid) quartile.