As a practice, we pay our employees based on their role and experience, as well as other factors such as the size and profitability of the practice. Our salary levels are not linked to gender. Whilst our gender pay gap appears quite high, this is adversely affected by the fact that we have far more female employees than male employees overall. Of those male employees, very few work in the lower graded roles of veterinary nurse, receptionist and/or administrative/support staff, as can be seen by our proportions of males and females in each quartile. This is reflective of the national statistics across the veterinary industry which show that there is a great shortage of men working in these lower graded roles, particularly as veterinary nurses. As such, the overall gender pay gap across the business is not reflective of the earnings of men and women within each of the roles in our practice.
Mean gender pay gap in hourly pay: 23.28%
Median gender pay gap in hourly pay: 39.82%
Mean bonus gender pay gap: 66.53%
Median bonus gender pay gap: 57.89%
Proportion of males receiving a bonus payment: 81.82%
Proportion of females receiving a bonus payment: 82.63%
Proportions of males and females in each pay quartile: – Lower Quartile: Males 4.60%, Females 95.40% – Lower Middle Quartile: Males 4.94%, Females 95.06% – Upper Middle Quartile: Males 3.66%, Females 96.34% – Top Quartile: Males 27.5%, Females 72.5%