Department for Education: Pay:Written question - 26977

Q
(Delyn)
Asked on: 10 February 2016
Department for Education
Department for Education: Pay
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average hourly earnings of (a) female, (b) male, (c) full-time and (d) part-time employees of her Department were in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 26 February 2016

The Department for Education pays annual salaries. These have been converted to hourly rates using the calculation ((Gross Basic Salary*FTE)/52)/Weekly hours:

Mar-12

Mar-13

Mar-14

Mar-15

Jan-16

a) Male

£21.62

£22.25

£22.30

£22.37

£22.30

b) Female

£19.73

£19.85

£20.09

£20.36

£20.54

c) Full-time

£20.64

£21.02

£21.16

£21.24

£21.28

d) Part-time

£19.65

£19.70

£20.15

£21.01

£21.25

This illustrates a positive trend as over the five year period the pay gap between men and women has reduced from 8.7% to 7.9% and the pay gap between full-time and part-time employees has reduced from 4.8% to 0.1%.

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