Since April 2017, all organisations that employ over 250 employees have been required to report annually on their gender pay gap. The gender pay gap is defined as the differences in the average earnings of men and women over a standard time period, regardless of their role or seniority.
Sunderland AFC’s workforce consists of more higher-salaried males than females. This profile reflects the industry and our gender pay gap results should be considered within the context of this distribution as this has a significant influence on our overall gender pay gaps.
The calculations for our Gender Pay Reporting are made by using our existing HR and payroll records at the snapshot date of 5 April 2020. This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation; it does not involve publishing individual employees data. We are required to publish the results on our own website and a government website.
Due to the impact of Covid-19, employers did not have to report their gender pay gap information for the 2019/20 year so the April 2018 figures are provided for comparison purposes.
Below is the statutory information and the background of our results: