The Cohens Group – Gender Pay Gap Report – March 2019
Cohens Pharmacy is 8th largest independent Pharmacy chain, in the UK. With over 2000 colleagues supporting 221 stores nationwide, our mission is to offer a friendly and trusted pharmacy service through our network of branches to our local communities and deliver exceptional customer care.
Below shows our gender pay gap report for 2018, in line with our statutory requirement, which The Cohens Group supports as part of our wider diversity and inclusion agenda.
The report represents 2368 employees as of 5th April 2018, of which 30 % were male and 70% were female. Of the male population 23% received a bonus whilst 17% of the female population received a bonus.
|Pay||Median Hourly Pay||Mean Hourly Pay|
The male median pay is less that than of the female median pay with the distribution of male employees showing 43% of all male employees to be in the ‘Lower’ quartile ( Warehousing, Driver) and ‘Upper’quartile ( IT, Finance, Trade) whereas the female distribution across the quartiles is much more evenly spread
The mean pay shows a skewed position in favour of male employees due to the underrepresentation of male employees in the ‘Middle’ quartiles
With a female workforce roughly 2.3 times that of men but roughly a 45:55 male/female representation for Pharmacists and Managers, the mean female hourly pay is lower than that of men due to the vast majority of lower paid work being performed by female employees
Each quartile is comprised of 452 or 453 employees. In the ‘Upper’ quartile the Pharmacists and Head Office Managers only make up approximately 200 staff with 54% of this population being female
The remainder of the ‘Upper’ quartile is predominantly senior branch staff, with 78% of those employees being female, who will typically be on a lower rate than the Pharmacist and Manager employees
The retail pharmacy industry is an industry where the majority of employees at branch level are female. As such roughly 80 % of the ‘Lower Middle’ and ‘Upper Middle’ quartiles are female employees
The employees in the ‘Lower’ quartile are roughly 50:50 male/female. The majority of the male employees in the Lower Quartile work in driver or warehousing roles, whereas the majority of female in the Lower Quartile work with the retail branches
|Median Gender Bonus Gap||Mean Gender Bonus Gap|
|Gender Bonus Gap||-8.33||56.89%|
|Those in Receipt of Bonus||159||282|
|% of male and female employees receiving a bonus||22.71%||16.91%|
Gorgemead Limited is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all. We are committed to fulfilling our regulatory obligation to review and report on the gender pay. This is reflective in the company policies and procedures and how we operate as a business.
Managing Director, Gorgemead Limited t/a The Cohens Group
26th March 2019