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Gender Pay Gap


World of Books Gender Pay Gap Report 2018

From April 2017, all organisations that employ over 250 employees in the UK are required to report annually on their gender pay gap. The gender pay gap is defined as the differences in the average earnings of men and women over a standard period of time, regardless of their role seniority.

At World of Books we are committed to the principles of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees, regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, age, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, or disability.

Gender pay and bonus gap


Difference between men and women

Mean (average) Median (middle)
Gender Pay Gap 0.68% -1.19%
Gender Bonus Gap -9.38% 0%

Proportion of employees receiving a bonus

Male Female
60.63% 70.70%

The gender bonus pay gap has levelled out from last year with more weekend employees being recruited. Females received a higher mean bonus; higher median pay and the proportion of females receiving bonuses increased by 13% from 2017.


Pay quartiles


Proportions of males and females in each pay quartile (each quartile contains 114 or 115 employees)

Male Female
Quartile 4 66.10% 33.90%
Quartile 3 65.25% 34.75%
Quartile 2 75.42% 24.58%
Quartile 1 60.17% 39.83%

We confirm that the data provided is accurate and in accordance with the UK Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.


Stephen Boobyer CEO