Croydon Council Approached Hourly Wage Pay Equality Last Year

Women’s median hourly wage at Croydon Council is 1.9% lower than men’s, meaning the council is close to pay equality.

By Omar and Raekwon, Croydon · May 14, 2020

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According to Croydon’s Council Gender Pay Gap Report, women who work in the council earned 98p in hourly wages for every £1 that their male equivalent earned in 2019.

In 2019/20, the report added that women’s “median hourly wage is 1.9% lower than men’s.”

The report also revealed that “women occupy 64% of the highest paid jobs and 59% of the lowest paid jobs”, and that “women earn £1.67 for every £1 that men earn when comparing median bonus pay. Their median bonus pay is 66.7% higher than men’s.”

The gap in hourly pay in 2019/2020 was slightly less the year before. 2018/2019’s report states “women earn 97p for every £1 that men earn when comparing median hourly wages.”

With an employee size of 1,000 to 4,999 employees, the most recent data was released on 31st March 2019. The organisation is required to provide data from 2020/2021 by 30 March 2021.

A Croydon Council spokesperson said: “We have been working hard to eliminate the council’s gender pay gap and over the last two years the mean hourly gap reduced by 4p, meaning on average women earn 2p more than men each hour, while the median gap has fallen by more than 1p and remains much smaller than the national average.

“We continue working towards pay equality among all staff and introduced a workforce strategy to diversify our workforce across a number of areas including gender, age and disability. We also run a leadership development programme specifically for women and support the staff women’s network, as well as offering flexible working to all employees.

“Bonuses are paid to a very small number of men and women in eligible roles. Each year’s figures vary depending on normal changes to our workforce including recruitment to specific posts and how many employees reach length of service or performance thresholds.”