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The Mayor of London The London Assembly

Labour Market

Gender Pay Gap

On average, female employees are paid less per hour than men (18 per cent difference in median hourly pay in London.) However, gender pay gaps are more complex than that statement would suggest, with two measures available using mean and median pay. Women working part-time are likely to earn more than men working part-time, whereas the reverse is true for full-time workers. The data show trends have been different in London and nationally. Where the pay gap for full-time workers has been falling nationally, this is not the case over the last few years for people working in London.

The gender pay gaps across the GLA group vary considerably, but for the most part are well below those across all employees in London. It is important to look at this measure in the context of organisations’ employee profiles.