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Gender pay gap report 2019 Findings

The gender pay gap data presented here was correct as of the 31st March 2019. Calculations in this report include all permanent, fixed term and flexible contract staff.

Total workforce breakdown

Bar graph showing the split between male and female staff
Bar graph showing the split in staff between men and women.

In 2019, there were 1,788 men employed at St Andrews who made up 48% of the staff population, while 1,920 women were employed at St Andrews, who made up 52% of the population.


Mean gender pay gap

Illustration showing the mean gender pay gap values
Illustration showing the mean gender pay gap values.

On average, men earnt £19.72 per hour and women earnt £15.40 per hour, therefore the mean gender pay gap at the University was 21.9% in favour of men, a 0.7% percentage point improvement since 2018.


Median gender pay gap

Illustration showing the median gender pay gap values
Illustration showing the median gender pay gap values.

On average, men earnt £16.86 per hour and women earnt £14.06 per hour, therefore the median gender pay gap at the University was 16.6% in favour of men, a 4.4% percentage point improvement since 2018.


Mean and median gender pay gap

A bar graph which provides a comparative analysis of the mean and median gender pay gap at St Andrews between 2017 and 2019.
A bar graph which provides a comparative analysis of the mean and median gender pay gap at St Andrews between 2017 and 2019.
  • The mean gender pay gap was 23.3% in 2017, 22.6% in 2018 and 21.9% in 2019. This is a consistent annual improvement.
  • The median gender pay gap was 18.9% in 2017, 21% in 2018 and 16.6% in 2019. The median gender pay gap therefore spiked in 2018.
  • According to the 2019 Office for National Statistics Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, the median gender pay gap for the UK Economy stood at 17.3%, this is down from 17.8% in 2018.
    • In 2018 the University’s median gender pay gap of 21% was 3.2% higher than the UK median.
    • In 2019 the University’s median gender pay gap of 16.6% was 0.7% lower than the UK median.

Mean and median hourly rates by gender

A bar graph which provides a comparative analysis of the mean and median gender pay gap by hourly rate between 2017 and 2019.
A bar graph which provides a comparative analysis of the mean and median gender pay gap by hourly rate between 2017 and 2019.
  • Men earnt a mean average of £19.94 per hour in 2017, £20.64 in 2018 and £19.72 in 2019, whereas women earnt an hourly mean average of £15.29 in 2017, £15.99 in 2018 and £15.40 in 2019.
  • The median average hourly wage at St Andrews was lower. Men earnt a median average of £16.98 in 2017, £17.78 in 2018 and £16.86 in 2019. Whereas women earnt an hourly median average of £13.77 in 2017, £14.04 in 2018 and £14.06 in 2019.

Proportion of women in each pay quartile

A scale graph, which details the proportion of men and women in each of the four pay quartiles.
A scale graph, which details the proportion of men and women in each of the four pay quartiles.
  • The lower quartile was made up of 35% men and 65% women.
  • The lower middle quartile was made up of 43% men and 57% women.
  • The upper middle quartile had an even gender split.
  • The upper quartile had 64% men and 36% women.

Bonus payments

The University has no contractual bonus arrangements.