David Hanson – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by David Hanson on 2016-02-10.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average hourly earnings of (a) female, (b) male, (c) full-time and (d) part-time employees of her Department were in each of the last five years.

Nick Gibb

The Department for Education pays annual salaries. These have been converted to hourly rates using the calculation ((Gross Basic Salary*FTE)/52)/Weekly hours:






a) Male






b) Female






c) Full-time






d) Part-time






This illustrates a positive trend as over the five year period the pay gap between men and women has reduced from 8.7% to 7.9% and the pay gap between full-time and part-time employees has reduced from 4.8% to 0.1%.