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Transport Scotland: earnings, salary and gender information: FOI release

Published: 23 May 2018

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
23 May 2018
Transport Scotland: earnings, salary and gender information: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01222
Date received: 20 April 2018
Date responded: 18 May 2018

Information requested

Q1. How much did the top 10 earning managers earn in the past financial year (2016-17)? Please indicate their (a) gender and (b) speciality. Please note that by "earnings" I do not want employer pension contributions included in the figure but want you to include basic pay and additional allowances, bonuses, merit awards etc.

Q2. If there is not a woman in the top 10 earning managers, please can you indicate the (a) speciality and (b) earnings of the top paid female managers in your trust? Please note that by "earnings" I do not want employer pension contributions included in the figure but want you to include basic pay and additional allowances, bonuses, merit awards etc.

Q3. The average earnings in the past financial year (2016-17) for (a) male and (b) female managers broken down by five-yearly age bands e.g. 25-30, 31-35, 36-40 (or whatever is possible) and (c) an average across all ages.

Q4. The average basic pay in the past year for (a) male and (b) female full time managers broken down by five-yearly age bands (or whatever is possible) and (c) an average across all ages.

Q5. How much did the top 10 earning engineers earn in the past financial year (2016-17)? Please indicate their (a) gender and (b) speciality. Please note that by "earnings" I do not want employer pension contributions included in the figure but want you to include basic pay and additional allowances, bonuses, merit awards etc.

Q6. If there is not a woman in the top 10 earning engineers, please can you indicate the (a) speciality and (b) earnings of the top paid female engineers in your trust? Please note that by "earnings" I do not want employer pension contributions included in the figure but want you to include basic pay and additional allowances, bonuses, merit awards etc.

Q7. The average earnings in the past financial year (2016-17) for (a) male and (b) female engineers broken down by five-yearly age bands e.g. 25-30, 31-35, 36-40 (or whatever is possible) and (c) an average across all ages.

Q8. The average basic pay in the past year for (a) male and (b) female full time engineers broken down by five-yearly age bands (or whatever is possible) and (c) an average across all ages.

Response

Please find the answers to your questions below. I have used the same numbering to answer your questions as you have in your request.

Q1. The top 10 earning managers earned a total of £775,535.65 in the past financial year (2016-17). Six have a speciality in engineering, one in Finance and three in Policy. There are nine males and one female.

Q2. N/a, please see the answer to question one above.

Q3. The table below shows the average earnings of managers in the past financial year (2016-17).

Age range Female average Male average
20 - 30 £19,237.47 £18,512.08
31 - 34 £26,356.69 £30,883.07
35 - 39 £28,247.07 £35,906.99
40 - 44 £34,538.13 £40,749.98
45 - 49 £32,551.25 £39,290.64
50 - 54 £31,419.97 £47,240.70
55 - 59 £33,381.25 £50,152.26
60+ £21,098.51 £34,370.44
All ages £29,628.60 £40,024.93

Q4. The average salaries of Transport Scotland managers in 5-year age bands - as at 31 March 2017.

Age range Female average Male average
20 - 30 £29,999.92 £29,104.00
31 - 34 £32,864.47 £34,983.19
35 - 39 £38,676.00 £42,106.41
40 - 44 £41,301.63 £48,681.33
45 - 49 £39,911.71 £43,139.24
50 - 54 £42,102.71 £51,789.55
55 - 59 £36,398.42 £50,362.57
60+ £30,008.33 £40,979.07
All ages £37,648.50 £45,165.24

Q5. The top 10 earning engineers earned a total of £ 675,052.80 in the past financial year (2016-17). Their overall speciality is engineering. There are nine males and one female.

Q6. N/a, please see the answer to question 5 above.

Q7. The average earnings of Transport Scotland engineers in age bands - 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

Age range Female average Male average
20 – 39 £41,174.91 £42,464.78
40 – 54 £47,206.51 £47,148.64
55+ N/A £46,642.79
All ages £44,793.87 £45,698.58

Q8. The average salaries of Transport Scotland engineers in age bands - as at 31 March 2017.

Age range Female average Male average
20 - 39 £40,856.17 £44,739.17
40 - 54 £53,605.00 £55,192.97
55+ N/A £47,272.76
All ages £48,505.47 £50,226.63

In answer to Q3 ,Q4, Q7 and Q8. Due to privacy considerations and the risk that staff may be identified, we do not release figures where there are less than six members of staff in each group. 5-year age bands have been used where possible for managers since there are sufficient staff in each group to do this. However, there are less engineers which has meant that some age groups have been combined in order to meet the confidentiality threshold.

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