Published March 2024

Starling’s latest gender pay gap figures (2023), show that the median gender pay gap has remained the same at 9.2%, while the mean has increased from 12.3% to 18.0%.

Gender pay gap 2022 - 2023

Mean Median
2023 18.0% 9.2%
2022 12.3% 9.2%

These figures don’t mean that women are paid less for equal work than men; they are calculated based on an average of what Starling pays all men and women regardless of their role.

The data shows that on average, for each £1 a male employee earns, a female employee earns 82 pence. When you use the median - the midpoint of all salaries - women earn 91 pence for every £1 earned by men.

Proportion of women and men in highest paying roles

2023 Women Men
Q1 - Upper quartile 31% 69%
Q2 - Upper middle quartile 44% 56%
Q3 - Middle lower quartile 47% 53%
Q4 - Lower quartile 51% 49%

In 2023, women occupied 31% of jobs in the highest paying quartile. It’s the greater number of men than women in higher paid roles that mostly explains the gender pay gap at Starling.

Bonus pay gap, 2023

2022 2023
Mean 33.21% 42.69%
Median 32.69% -13.01%
Female employees receiving a bonus 4.11% 1.77%
Male employees receiving a bonus 5.32% 2.34%

The figures above relate to a small number of employees and were awarded in respect of our long term incentive schemes, such as share awards.

We endeavour to make continued progress towards eliminating our gender pay gap as we believe that this is the right thing to do, and is in line with our purpose and values.

Find out what else we’re doing to support gender equality at Starling

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