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NHS Scotland pay gap statistics: FOI release

Published: 10 Jun 2021
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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
10 Jun 2021
NHS Scotland pay gap statistics: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100201944
Date received: 14 May 2021
Date responded: 4 Jun 2021
Information requested

"The average (mean) annual basic pay in NHS Scotland, by gender and job family, with % pay gap, for 2019/20 and 2020/21."

Response

Please see the table below, which again uses the Scottish Government’s definition of the gender pay gap as the difference in mean full-time equivalent basic earnings for men and women. All premiums, bonuses and overtime payments are excluded.

Average (mean) annual basic pay in NHS Scotland, by gender and job family, with % pay gap - 2019/20 to 2020/21

  Female Male % Pay gap (1)
Job family 2019/20 2020/21 2019/20 2020/21 2019/20 2020/21
Allied health professions £33,503 £34,770 £33,274 £34,616 0.7% 0.4%
Administrative services £26,652 £27,805 £34,907 £35,663 -23.6% -22.0%
Emergency services £23,769 £24,462 £24,393 £24,882 -2.6% -1.7%
Healthcare science £32,192 £33,435 £33,209 £34,175 -3.1% -2.2%
Medical and dental support £26,429 £27,652 £32,228 £33,199 -18.0% -16.7%
Medical and dental £58,177 £59,167 £69,274 £69,804 -16.0% -15.2%
Nursing and midwifery £27,948 £28,852 £27,338 £28,212 2.2% 2.3%
Other therapeutic services £38,447 £39,897 £40,205 £41,969 -4.4% -4.9%
Personal and social care £28,942 £29,762 £35,051 £35,703 -17.4% -16.6%
Support services £19,342 £20,371 £21,730 £22,551 -11.0% -9.7%
Other £25,602 £28,272 £26,553 £28,743 -3.6% -1.6%
Overall total (2) £29,885 £30,939 £37,021 £37,838 -19.3% -18.2%

Source: ISD pay bill files 2019/20, 2020/21 (from SWISS)

(1) The pay gap percentages use the average (mean) annual basic pay for males as the reference point. In other words, the average (mean) annual basic pay for males is taken to be 100%. Thus, a negative pay gap figure means that average (mean) annual basic pay for females is less than for their male counterparts, and vice versa.

(2) A small number of staff where the job family is ‘Unallocated / not known’ are included in the overall total figures, but not shown separately.

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