Work out your personal gender pay gap

Clare Mallison

Many factors affect how much you are paid, including the sector you work in, your age and how long you have been in a job.

But thanks to a law forcing UK employers to publish details of the differences between male and female pay and bonuses for the first time, there is a new spotlight on how gender affects pay.

The average woman working full-time in the UK earns 9.1 per cent less than a man per hour. With part-timers included, the gap is 18.4 per cent.

Find out whether there is a gender pay gap for your job and, if so, what size it is, with our calculator below.

The calculator only has data for full-time workers.

See our data and methodology.

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On average, a woman in her working full-time earns than a man in the same age group

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Pay gap calculator

Sorry: there's not enough data on people in their working in Associate Health Professional roles to calculate the gender pay gap. Try selecting another occupation to get a general view.

On average, a woman in her working full-time in a Associate Health Professional role earns than a man in the same age group and job type.

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I earn:

before tax £ *The legal minimum for full-time work in the UK is 35 hours.

Your salary puts you in the of full-time earners in your age group and sector.

A in the of full-time earners in her in roles, earns on average. That would be: per year.

every year. Or after tax.

every day. Or after tax.

We used the median salary for your sector and age group to calculate that a will earn than a .

NB: You may be in a more specific salary bracket than that shown above, but ONS doesn't have complete data for all age groups and sectors, so we've had to use the closest available data point. In some cases this is the median.

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Our data and methodology

What data did we use?

To calculate the gender pay gap as it applies to individuals, we used data from the Office for National Statistics' annual survey of hours and earnings, 2017 provisional report, Table 20.5a. From the Age by Occupation dataset, we selected the median gross hourly wages for full-time workers. We extracted figures on how much men and women in full-time work earn, depending on their age group and occupation. Occupations are classified with categories that ONS statisticians call "SOC2010", short for "standard occupational classification".

How detailed is it?

We drilled into the data further by analysing different decile groups. The ONS splits the individuals they surveyed within each gender, role and age group into ten equal groups.

We included this data on deciles so that if we were looking, for example, at the average gross hourly salary of a nurse in her 30s, we would be able to identify which decile she belonged to and compare her salary to that of a male nurse in his 30s belonging to the same decile.

How does the calculator work?

When someone enters their gender, age and salary our calculator identifies which decile group they belong to in their profession. If the data for one decile is not available, we calculate the difference in salaries in the closest earning group for which there are data. So if data for the top 10 per cent are not available, we would move to the ninth decile or further down depending on availabilty of data. In some cases, only the median is available, so we use that. This is in order to be as precise as possible, and to reflect the fact that people in the same job and age group may be paid differently based on their experience and skill level.

Why did we just use data on full-time workers?

We wanted to compare like with like, so chose to only show data for full-time work. However, the fact that a lot more women than men work in part-time jobs and these are paid less per hour than full-time jobs is a significant component of the pay gap not covered in this interactive.

What about tax?

We calculate tax and national insurance payments based on the formulas in this open source UK tax calculator. This subtracts tax and national insurance based on a given salary. Student loan payments and pension contributions are not included.