States of Jersey reveal a gender pay gap of 18.3%

Women who work for Jersey's government are paid, on average, 18.3% less than men.

The States of Jersey and Government of Jersey have jointly published their gender pay gap figures for the first time

Despite the majority of employees being women, the report shows that the average pay difference between men and womens median salary in the Government of Jersey and States of Jersey is 18.3%.

It does not mean that men and women are paid differently for doing the same job.

The Government of Jersey hopes that by following the UK in publishing these figures, it will encourage large businesses in the island to do the same.