Women working for Wellcome Trust ‘earn 21% less than men’ on average

Women working at Britain’s largest charity earn 21% less on average than men, gender pay gap figures reveal.

The Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s biggest funders of biomedical research, is the latest major institution to make public its record on gender and pay under new government rules.

The pay imbalance at Wellcome is linked to a disproportionate number of men in the top jobs, rather than men and women being paid different salaries for doing the same work, the charity said.

The figures showed that while women make up 64% of Wellcome’s workforce, they represent a minority in the top pay quartile and this imbalance was greatest at the very top tier of pay. The median difference in pay between men and women was 20.8%, above the national median of 18.1%. The most dramatic difference was in mean bonuses, where men earned 78.8% more than women on average.


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