Gender pay gap

Get information about Alzheimer's Society gender pay gap for reporting year 2023/24

Gender pay gap reporting

At Alzheimer’s Society, we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We see this as an essential part of everything we do. We’re working hard to make continuous improvements and monitoring our progress to understand if our efforts are delivering the results we want to see.

One part of this is reporting our gender pay gap. Following equality regulation changes in 2017, all organisations with 250+ employees are required to publish statutory gender pay gap data.

What is a gender pay gap?

The gender pay gap shows the difference in pay between male and female employees in an organisation. It is defined as the difference between men’s and women’s hourly earnings.

If you lined up all the women who work here and found the median (middle) hourly rate and lined up all the men who work here and found the median hourly rate the difference between the two is the median gender pay gap.

It’s important to remember the gender pay gap measure is different from equal pay. People who work in the same role at Alzheimer’s Society are paid in the same pay band.

What is Alzheimer's Society's gender pay gap?

In summary, the headline gender pay gap at the Society for 2023 is 22.16% in favour of men, up from 18.7% in 2022. 

We are committed to narrowing the gap and have an extensive equality, diversity and inclusion programme underway, including:

  • Continuing to develop our routes into leadership, including our Women in Leadership programme.
  • Offering a variety of flexible working models, including home and hybrid working.
  • Maximising internal recruitment opportunities and redeveloping our induction experience.
  • Continuing work on pay transparency and benchmarking.
  • An ongoing commitment to being a menopause friendly employer.

Why do we have a gender pay gap?

81% of our workforce is female. The gender pay gap at Alzheimer’s Society is reflective of the over-representation of women in lower salaried frontline roles and the larger representation of men in higher salaried roles. 

This is representative of wider societal employment trends, such as more women working part time, and a higher proportion of women working in the care sector in lower-paid roles.

Our data for reporting year 2023/24

Percentage of men and women in each hourly pay quarter

Upper hourly pay quarter

30% men

70% women

Upper middle hourly pay quarter

22% men

78% women

Lower middle hourly pay quarter

11% men

89% women

Lower hourly pay quarter

13% men

87% women

Mean and median gender pay gap using hourly pay

Mean gender pay gap using hourly pay


Median gender pay gap using hourly pay


Percentage of men and women who received bonus pay

Percentage of men and women who received bonus pay

22.3% of men

16.4% of women

Mean and median gender pay gap using bonus pay*

Mean gender pay gap using bonus pay


Median gender pay gap using bonus pay


Employee headcount

Number of employees used to establish headcount for gender pay gap reporting


* "Bonus pay" at Alzheimer's Society predominantly takes the form of low value employee recognition awards, redeemable as non-cash vouchers.

Gender pay gap written statements

Read our Gender Pay Gap 2023-24 Written Statement

You can also read previous years:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Alzheimer's Society

Learn about Alzheimer's Society's progress on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

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