Thursday 20th March 2019
Today, we’ve published our Gender Pay Gap Report, for 2018, which you can find here.
Our report shares the details of what the gap is and what we are doing to address this further to achieve a long term, sustainable reduction in the gap. The report also gives some context around what the gender pay gap means and what the numbers reported indicate. Have a look at the report and if you have any questions please get in touch with us via our Inclusion and Diversity Team at Equality@salford.ac.uk.
Read the full University news article here
The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference in pay between the average hourly earnings of male and female staff and is subject to a prescribed method of calculation.
As at 31st March 2017, The University of Salford has an overall pay gap of 12.78% and a mean (average) pay gap across grades 1 – 10 of 7.05%.
This gap can in part be attributed to the fact that the University proportionally employs more males in higher graded positions than females and more females in lower graded positions than males. This figure is lower than the mean gender pay gap for HEI’s, which was reported by UCEA at 14.1% in their report ‘Examining the Gender Pay Gap in Higher Education’ January 2017. This report also states that the gender pay gap for the whole economy is 17.3%.
Vice Chancellor Helen Marshall stated:
“The University of Salford is committed to being an inclusive organisation that supports individual achievement and promotes ambition. In seeking to achieve positive and equitable outcomes for all our employees, we are working towards ensuring that University policy and practice positively promotes equality. Our aim is to continually improve the opportunities and outcomes for our staff across all groups, to be proactive in advancing equality and to support people to achieve their potential through inclusive practice. This is why we have chosen to proactively include information on pay gaps based on ethnicity, age and disability within our published report. This goes beyond the government legislation and aligns with our promise for inclusion for all.”
The University’s Equal Pay Audit and Gender Pay gap report (inclusive of Gender pay gap official metrics) can be read in full here. The University has committed to taking action to reduce the Gender pay gap at Salford and has endorsed the recommendations in the report. This will build on the significant progress since we were awarded the Athena SWAN institutional level Bronze Award in May 2016. Over the last year, the majority of the 78 actions in our development plan have been initiated and 52 have been completed. This has been achieved through the establishment of three task groups and supported by the activities of the Women’s Voice Staff Network.
Actions completed have included:-
Gender Pay Gap Metrics
You can read our Gender Pay Gap report and Equal Pay Audit inclusive of gender pay gap metrics for 2017 that was presented to the University of Salford Remuneration Committee on 29th September 2017 below.