Gender pay gap UK: Median hourly wage for full-time employees 2006-2019, by gender

This statistic shows the gender pay gap in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2006 to 2019. The 'gender pay gap' is defined as the difference between the median hourly earnings of full time employees for males and females (excluding overtime pay and hours). The male figures are consistently higher than those of females. In 2019, females earned on average 13.99 British pounds per hour, compared to male employees who earned 15.48 British pounds per hour.

Gender pay gap: Median hourly earnings* for full-time employees in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2006 to 2019, by gender

MaleFemale
201915.4813.99
201814.9313.55
2017***14.4813.16
201614.1612.82
201513.8512.51
201413.6112.3
201313.612.24
201213.2712.01
2011**13.1211.75
20101311.69
200912.9711.39
200812.510.92
200711.9710.48
200611.6410.14
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2006 to 2019

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Excluding overtime pay and hours
** Due to classification changes in 2010, there is a discontinuity from 2010 to 2011. The 2011 figure used is that using the latest (2010) classifications. This makes the 'Male' figure 1 pence higher than with the old classification and the 'Female' figure 16 pence lower.
*** 2017 figures are provisional.

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