How to Analyze Your Gender Pay Gap: An Employer’s Guide
According to a recent Glassdoor survey, more than two-thirds (67 percent) of U.S. employees say they would not apply for jobs at employers where they believe a gender pay gap exists. Today, the gender pay gap is more than a social or legal issue. It’s an issue that can affect the ability of employers to attract and retain talent.
How should HR practitioners react to concerns about the gender pay gap? One increasingly popular way is to perform an internal gender pay audit to understand whether a gap exists at your company. This involves examining your own payroll data for evidence of a gender pay gap, and making recommendations to senior management about ways to lower gender barriers in recruitment, hiring, pay and promotion before they arise as broader organizational concerns.
In this guide, we provide a technical step-by-step guide for how to analyze your company’s gender pay gap — including example data and code — showing you how to apply the rigorous methods used by the economists at Glassdoor Economic Research to your own payroll data.
Our goal is to arm HR practitioners with the basic tools they’ll need to perform their own internal gender pay audit, without the need to rely on expensive outside consultants and with limited support from technical data science staff. By making it easy for companies to study their gender pay gaps — and share the results with employees — we believe we can make significant progress toward better gender pay fairness in today’s labor market.
- 5 Ways to Address the Gender Pay Gap at Your Company
- What to Do About the Gender Pay Gap
- How We Analyzed the Pay Gap at Glassdoor
- An Employer’s Guide to Know Your Worth
- Glassdoor Guide to Salary Conversations
- How to Use Salary Estimates to Determine Your Next Employee’s Salary
- Take the Glassdoor Equal Pay Pledge
 “Global Gender Pay Gap Survey” (February 2016), Glassdoor. Available at https://www.glassdoor.com/press/equal-pay-equal-work-glassdoor-survey-finds-perceptions-dont-match-reality-7-countries-majority-employed-adults-men-women-company-paid-equally/.