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 men within the organisation and the average hourly rate paid to women.

The National Trust pays men and women the same amount for doing the same work, and employs more women than men across the organisation. At the highest levels, the majority of employees (58.8%) are women.

Our gender pay gap exists because we employ more women 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 women across the organisation.
 

" The National Trust pays men and women the same amount for doing the same work.

Since last year we have made a range of improvements to ensure everyone feels welcome, and this is having an impact as our reduced gender pay gap shows. There is more to do, and we will continue to address this gap.
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- 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.

Volunteer rangers on the Lizard

Gender pay gap reporting for 2019 

Our latest gender pay gap report was published in December 2019 and provides a snapshot as of 5 April 2019. At that time, our Gender Pay Gap was 11.1% mean, or 10.9% median in favour of men. This is an improvement on last year and is better than the national median average of 17.3% in favour of men. You can find out more including information about bonus pay, pay bands and the steps we are taking to reduce this gender pay gap 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.