THE Pallet Network (TPN)’s gender pay gap report has revealed substantially higher pay on average for women than for men, due to the high number of women in senior positions.

Although logistics is generally considered a male-oriented sector, TPN’s analysis shows that it provides excellent opportunities for women in terms of quality employment and career progression.

One average at TPN, women earn £1.57 for every £1 that men earn when comparing median hourly pay. Additionally they earn £1.81 for every £1 that men earn when comparing median bonus pay.

The discrepancy is largely due to the high proportion of women in higher paid and managerial roles compared to the overall female cohort. Several heads of department and two of TPN’s four directors are female.

“We still employ more men than women, because operational roles still appear to attract more male candidates,” says Head of HR Lynn Statham. “However, we invest in all our staff and many female employees have benefitted from internal promotion and being upskilled from one department to another.”

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