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GENDER PAY GAP STATS 2018

The annual gender pay gap figures have been revealed for the second year running in Blighty, with all three U.K. major labels slightly improving their stats from the year prior. On average across Universal, Sony and Warner, women are paid 29.5% less than the average hourly rate of men as of April 2018, down from 33.8% in 2017.

This is the second year that companies with over 250 employees are required by Government to reveal their stats. The figures published here are using the mean calculation, which is the total of all salaries earned by men and women seperately, divided by headcount.

At Universal, women were paid 29.1% less on average than men per hour, down a few percentage points from 29.8% in April 2017. At Sony, women are currently earning 20.9% less, an improvement from 22.7%. Warner, which had the biggest gap of them all with 49% in 2017, reduced that to 38.7% in 2018.

At Universal, there are more women working within its lowest paid jobs (54%) than in 2017 (49%) but there’s fewer within its highest paid jobs (27% vs. 30%). Sony has upped its stats on both counts, with women occupying 39.8% of its highest paid jobs (36.7% in 2017) and 46.6% of the lowest (44.4% in 2017). Warner has also dually improved; as of 2018, women occupy 30.2% of its highest paid jobs vs. 26% in 2017 and 53.5% of the lowest paid jobs vs. 47% in 2018.

When it comes to bonuses, which are swayed by those high payouts at the very top, women working at Universal received 24.4% less on average than men — a marked improvement on 2017’s 49.2%. At Sony, the payouts were 50.1% less for women (45% in 2017) while women working at Warner received 67.5% less (82% in 2017).

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