NFER reveals latest gender pay gap figures

News Release

Friday 29 March 2019

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has today published a report on the pay gap between its male and female employees.

At the snapshot date of 5 April 2018, NFER had 355 full-pay relevant employees, 264 women and 91 men, working across a range of roles.

In 2018, the gap for all staff (permanent and temporary) was -0.1%, based on an average hourly rate (the mean average) for male and female employees at NFER. Last year’s mean gender pay gap was -3.98%. The mean gender pay gap for permanent staff is -2.1% (-0.07%) indicating that women are paid on average slightly more than men, which is in contrast to the national picture where the pay gap is heavily in favour of males. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) men are paid 17.9% more than women.

NFER’s Median and Mean Gender Pay Gaps for all staff:

Mean gender pay gap

-0.1% (Prior year -3.98%)

Median gender pay gap

0.0% (Prior year +2.92%)

Mean gender bonus gap

-1.0% (Prior year -23.8%)

Median gender bonus gap

0.0% (Prior year 0%)


Carole Willis, Chief Executive of NFER, commented:

“Our gender pay gap report for 2018 indicates that for the second year running our figures are significantly better than the national average. At NFER, our staff are crucial to our success and we want to attract and retain the brightest and most talented employees, regardless of their gender. Our goal is to build a diverse, equal and inclusive workforce. Fair pay and opportunities for all employees matter to us.

Since 2017, employers in the UK with more than 250 staff are required by law to publish their gender pay gap information.

You can download NFER’s full 2018 Gender Pay Gap Report here.