On average, female staff at the University of Birmingham are paid 18 per cent less than men

As reported by the 2022 gender pay gap report conducted by the University of Birmingham

The gender pay gap, as set by the British government, is the difference between the average hourly pay of female and male staff. Legally, all universities and businesses are required to release yearly reports so that this knowledge can be easily accessed by the general public. The University of Birmingham’s gender pay gap report also reports on the difference on bonus pay between men and women.

According to the 2022 gender pay gap report the mean gender pay gap is 16.3%, which is an improvement as in the 2021 the mean gender pay gap was 0.8% higher at 17.1%.

Since the University of Birminghams first gender pay gap report in 2017, the mean gender pay gap has improved by 3.6%.

The median pay gap from the 2022 is 17.6%, this has had no change from the 2021 gender pay gap report.

The report then goes to split the staff into four quarter based on pay, the quarters are lower, lower middle, upper middle and top. These four pay quartiles reflect how many more female staff are in lower paid positions. The lowest quartile is made up of 62.7% females and 37.3% men. The distribution of male and female staff between the quartiles and job roles does have an affect on the average pay and the gender pay gap.

However in total, the university does employ more female staff than male staff, with 4,558 female employees compared to 3,899 male employees.

You can read the full report here.

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