Gender pay gap report

A male and female ranger collecting litter on the beach at Penrose in Cornwall

The gender pay gap measures the difference between the average hourly rate paid to males within the organisation and the average hourly rate paid to females.

The National Trust pays males and females the same amount for doing the same work, and employs more females than males across the organisation. At the highest levels, the majority of employees are females.

Our gender pay gap exists because we employ more females in lower paid roles, such as retail, food and beverage and cleaning, where the overwhelming majority of applicants have traditionally been female. This has a big effect when we calculate the average wage for females across the organisation.

" We’re looking at ways we could close the pay gap, including reviewing our recruitment policies to ensure all our roles are equally attractive to males and females."
- Tina Lewis, Director of People and Legal Services

Each year we’ll publish our gender pay gap information here, as required under government regulations. You can find this information below.

Couple exploring the cycle trail on mountain bikes at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Gender Pay Gap reporting for 2018 

Our gender pay gap reporting for 2018 was published in March 2019 and provides a snapshot as of 5 April 2018. In 2018 our gender pay gap was 13.1% (mean) or 13.9% (median) in favour of males. This compared to the national mean average of 17.9% in favour of males. You can find out more including information about bonus pay, pay bands, and what we are doing to reduce this gender pay gap below.

A couple outside the north front of Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire

Gender Pay Gap reporting for 2017 

Our gender pay gap reporting for 2017 was published in March 2018 and provides a snapshot as of 5 April 2017. In 2017 our gender pay gap was 12.8% (mean) or 14.4% (median) in favour of men. This compared to the national mean average of 17.4% in favour of men. You can find out more including information about bonus pay, pay bands, and what we are doing to reduce this gender pay gap below.