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Pay equality

Pay Equality at King's

13 July 2017

King's is committed to the principle of equal pay for work of equal value for all employees and aims to ensure its pay system is fair and gender bias is eliminated. To assess whether King's has any gender related differences in pay we have conducted a gender pay gap analysis and equal pay review. These are statistical analyses of an organisation's salary data which help to identify and explain any gender related pay differences.

Like many universities, King's has a gender pay gap which currently stands at 20%. However, the finding of a gender pay gap should not be treated as an indicator in itself that women at King's are not receiving equal pay for equal work. Analysis of the reasons that are likely to give rise to the pay gap observed at the university highlights that:

  1. there is no evidence to indicate that men and women doing equal work are being paid differently and,

  2. the single most influential factor leading to the gender pay gap is the under representation of women in higher salaried roles.

Further details on these findings are outlined in the adjacent pages along with an outline of the targeted actions King's has committed to undertake to reduce the gender pay gap. Progress will be monitored by the Senior Officers.

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