Apple reports UK gender pay gap

Apple reports UK gender pay gap

Apple has reported a gender pay gap of 5% across its UK operations, though the median measurement showed a 2% pay gap in favour of women.

However, the positive result reflects the high level of female representation across its 38 UK stores. When the focus is purely on corporate entity Apple (UK), where senior management and technology executives are employed, the pay gap is 24% (median) and 26% (mean).

The bonus pay gap at Apple (UK) is 57% (median) and 50% (mean). Apple said 94% of men in the corporate HQ received a bonus compared to 88% of women, while 84% of jobs in the upper pay quartile band are held by men.

The tech giant said there had been a 4% increase in women hired in the UK in 2017, with a 12% increase in women leaders under the age of 30.

“We’re proud of the progress we’ve made to hire more inclusively and are determined to do even more to retain and promote our female employees,” said Deirdre O’Brien, VP, people.

Apple posted its figures a day before the April 4 deadline for employers with more than 250 staff to report their gender pay gap. The data is based on a measurement for April 2017.

Other tech companies to report include Amazon, whose development centre has a pay gap of 22.7% (mean) and 17.2% (median); 91.8% of roles in the top quartile pay band went to men.

Amazon’s UK-wider gender pay gap across all operations is 0.7% in favour of women.

A spokesperson said: “Our gender pay gap analysis shows a -0.7% difference in favour of women, compared to the UK average of 18.4% in favour of men. At Amazon we are committed to building a diverse, merit-based organisation which is reflected in our diversity initiatives and gender pay gap performance. We have programmes that we’re continually working to further improve, to actively recruit and help advance more women into senior and technology-focused roles as we grow our business here in the UK.”   

Facebook’s UK median salaries were 9.9% higher for men based on the median measure, and 0.8% higher based on mean hourly rates.

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