Gender pay gap briefing: Scottish third sector, May 2018

The Gathering 2018

Year of publication

Analysis of UK Gov gender pay gap data, comparing the Scottish third sector against

  1. Scottish public and private sectors
  2. UK third sector


  • 53 qualifying Scottish charities were analysed, employing a total of 40,190 staff.
  • Scottish charities are leading the way on equal pay.
  • The mean pay gap for Scottish charities is 5.03%, smaller than the UK charities pay gap of 8% in favour of men.
  • Both the mean and median pay gaps of Scottish charities are significantly below that of the other Scottish sectors, which have a mean gap of 13.7% and a median gap of 10.4%.
  • However, 71% of the largest Scottish charities are still paying men more than women.