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Telegraph tops list of newspapers’ gender pay gaps

No national newspaper pays women more than men on average, or has no median gender pay gap.

The Telegraph’s median gender pay gap of 23.4% is the largest of the mainstream British newspapers, figures show.

It means that for every £1 male employees earn at the media company, women earn just 77p.

Chief executive Nick Hugh called the company’s gap “unacceptable”, as figures showed 73.1% of employees in the upper pay quartile are male.

Mirror Group Newspapers (20.7%) has the second highest gender pay gap, whereas the Guardian (12.1%) and the Times (12.7%) sit at the opposite end of the spectrum.

No national newspaper pays women more than men on average, or has no median gender pay gap.

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In an article on The Telegraph website, Mr Hugh said: “Women should have the same opportunities to advance their career as men. It is not only right for society but for the success of our business.

“It is this belief that lives at the heart of our commitment to a zero gender pay gap by 2025.”

The gender pay gap is calculated as the difference between the average salaries of men and women – it is not the same as equal pay, where firms are required to pay people doing the same job the same salary regardless of gender.

By Wednesday companies and public bodies with 250 employees or more are required to have submitted their median and mean gender pay gap figures to the Government.

The national median gender pay gap is 18.4%.

An estimated 9,000 employers are expected to have to submit such data, with those who miss the deadline potentially facing legal action.

Here is a list of the British national newspapers who have revealed their gender pay gap, from high to low.

Telegraph / Sunday Telegraph – 23.4%
Mirror Group Newspapers – 20.7%
Sun / Sun on Sunday – 19.6%
Financial Times – 19.4%
Express Newspapers – 19.0%
Daily Mail / Mail on Sunday / Metro – 15.4%
Times / Sunday Times – 12.7%
Guardian / Observer – 12.1%

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