NMC publishes gender pay gap report

Published on 07 April 2020

Read our latest gender pay gap report

Our gender pay report for 2019 published today, (Tuesday 7 April 2020), shows that despite small increases in the mean and median gender pay gaps, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) remains statistically one of the best employers in the country, with a significantly lower gender pay gap then trends reported nationally.

This is the third year that we’ve published the report, which outlines the differences in pay between men and women at the NMC.

Key highlights include:

  • We have reduced our average equal pay gap (the difference in what men and women are paid for the same work) to 0.3%, as a direct result of work we have carried out over the last year.
  • Our mean and median gender pay gaps for women and men have increased to 3.9% (from 1.6% last year) and 12.6% (from 4.8%) respectively. This is due to a significant increase in the number of women who joined us to work in junior roles and the number of men who joined us to work in very senior roles

We’re committed to improving our gender pay gap and we’ll continue to look at how we increase the number of women in our more senior roles.

Director of People and Organisational Development, Sarah Daniels, said:

“We’re committed to fostering an inclusive environment and flexible working arrangements that support and encourage the diversity of our teams. While it’s pleasing to note we’ve made good progress in our equal pay in the three years since we started our gender pay reporting, we know there is still work to be done.

“It is disappointing to see that there has been an increase in the gender pay gap in some areas and it’s certainly something for us to reflect on as an organisation.

“As we begin to implement our new strategy, we look forward to making further strides towards improving the gender pay gap.”

See our gender pay gap reports

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