FOI release

Numbers of women working in DfE and salary information

The number of female staff working in the Department for Education, including information about salaries.

Detail

  • Date requested: 4 March 2013
  • Date responded: 12 March 2013

Request

The number of women currently working in the Department for Education. Also, could you let me know how women’s pay compares to the men’s pay in detail, ie not just averages? How many people earn how much in, say, each £10,000 band of the pay scale, and within each of those bands how many people are men or women?

Response

As the department is structured by grade bands rather than a continuous pay scale, we have provided the information requested by grade band and included details of the pay scales for each grade band.

Figures are provided as at 28 February 2013.

Grade Male Female
Executive Assistant 175 66
Executive Officer 436 203
Higher Executive Officer 490 287
Senior Executive Officer 497 378
Grade 7 437 378
Grade 6 192 177
Senior Civil Service 80 85
Total 2307 1574
Pay band information National band minimum National band maximum London band minimum London band maximum
Executive Assistant £17,804 £18,329 £21,250 £22,329
Executive Officer £21,916 £23,702 £25,287 £27,402
Higher Executive Officer £26,800 £29,650 £30,100 £33,350
Senior Executive Officer £33,200 £36,863 £36,700 £40,863
Grade 7 £45,300 £53,222 £48,675 £57,222
Grade 6 £55,431 £65,187 £58,470 £69,187
Senior Civil Service £60,729 £140,000 £58,200 £160,000