From 6 April 2017 employers in Great Britain with more than 250 staff are required by law to publish an annual gender pay gap report.

The gender pay gap between female and male employees in Wirral Council is significantly below the national average.

At Wirral Council in March 2021 the mean or average gap is 5.9% and the median (the middle rate of all hourly rates of pay) difference is 7.7% compared to the national figure which was 15.4% in April 2021.

In total 64% of Wirral Council’s workforce is female and while across the UK economy as a whole, men are more likely than women to be in senior roles, in Wirral more women than men are paid at higher rates.

The percentage of staff in the top quarter of earners is 59% female and 41% male.

The gender profile of senior managers paid in March 2021 was unchanged from March 2020, 61% female and 39% male.

Gender pay is not about equal pay. Equal pay is men and women being paid the same for doing the same job. The gender pay gap is the average difference between the earnings of men and women.

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