Equal pay review

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Corporate author(s)
Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Date of publication
29 April 2013
Health Services, Employment
Social welfare
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This is Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s first equal pay review report. It compares average hourly rates for women and men in each salary grade in their employ. It then identifies any significant salary gaps (> 5%).

The overall differential between the average hourly rates of men and women across all salary bands is -2.37%.

The differential between the average hourly rate of men and women exceeds 5% in favour of women in four salary bands. This is explained as reflecting the gender split within Healthcare Improvement Scotland (74% women and 26% men). Another reason given is that due to the small number of staff who are located within these salary bands, there are occasions where there are 100% variances between some of the bands as there is only one gender to compare or there is a small number of staff to compare, which in turn has a direct impact on the overall average hourly rate.