Gender pay gap at Social Security Scotland: FOI release

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

Information requested


You asked for full details in the last year of:

a) The mean gender pay gap at Social Security Scotland.

b) The median gender pay gap at Social Security Scotland.

c) A table detailing the proportion (in percentage) of males and females in each pay quartile band.




The following information is based on annual salary information (as of the last day of each month) for staff in post in Social Security Scotland. The most current information held is up to 28/2/2019:

  Female Male Gap
Mean salary   £28,660 £28,356 1.07%
Median salary   £24,580   £24,580   0%


  Female Male
Q1 60.0% 40.0%
Q2 51.5% 48.5%
Q3 56.8% 43.2%
Q4 62.9% 37.1%
All 57.8% 42.2%


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