Alliance reveals latest gender pay gap data

Alliance Online has many more male staff than female.

Crewe-based catering equipment distributor Alliance Online has joined the national companies revealing their gender pay gap data for the year from March 2017.

Gender pay gap legislation introduced in April 2017 requires all employers of 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap data on the UK government website annually.

Alliance’s data, verified by Paul Bonson – a director and one of the founders of the firm, shows that the vast majority of the distributor’s payroll are men.

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In the top salary quartile, 66.9% are men and 33.1% women, with the upper middle quartile an even higher proportion, of 78.4% men and 21.6% women.

The lower middle quartile is also 79.1% men and only 20.9% women, with the lowest quartile the most male-dominated, at 80.4% compared to 19.6% women.

The gender pay gap detailed in the data is the difference between the average earnings of men and women, expressed relative to men’s earnings.

Therefore in terms of pay, women’s hourly rate at Alliance has a 0.7% lower mean (the sum of all the data in the set divided by the amount of data entries in the set). However, the median (the middle point of the data set) is actually 4.5% higher.

The same pattern follows the distributor’s bonus pay – women have a 13.7% lower bonus in terms of mean average, but 40% higher as regards the median value.

Female employees narrowly beat men for who received bonus pay, with 94% of men but 95% of women picking up a bonus.

As part of the legislation, employers must publish their gender pay gap data and a written statement on their public-facing website, which Alliance has included in its website’s policies section.

Businesses and charities must publish their gender pay gap data by 4 April each year. If an organisation has fewer than 250 employees, it can publish and report voluntarily but it is not obliged to do so.

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