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Unadjusted Gender Pay Hole Beneath 1%


For the primary time since we began analyzing the gender pay hole at Buffer, our unadjusted gender pay hole is beneath one p.c. Though this quantity will definitely fluctuate with crew adjustments, we’re proud and comfortable to see this progress. ❤️

As a reminder, unadjusted signifies that we’re evaluating all salaries throughout Buffer. Adjusted is evaluating two individuals in the identical function, we don’t have an adjusted pay hole as we use a wage components to find out compensation.

Right here’s a more in-depth take a look at our pay evaluation from 2022 and a number of the parts from this previous 12 months we consider impacted this quantity.

Buffer’s 2022 Pay Evaluation

Our crew measurement has stayed roughly the identical over the past 12 months, we’ve 83 Buffer teammates. Of these, 37 determine as ladies, and 46 determine as males.
The common wage for ladies is $136,850 and the typical wage for males is $137,418, making our unadjusted pay hole proportion 0.41%.

Buffer crew: 83 individuals
Ladies: 37
Males: 46        

Common wage for ladies: $136,850
Common wage for males: $137,418
Unadjusted proportion hole: 0.41%

*Observe: We are able to’t share knowledge from the oldsters on our crew who don’t determine as males or ladies as it isn’t a consultant pattern so we’ve opted to depart it out of this report however that will change for future stories relying on how we gather knowledge internally.

Since 2018, this what our unadjusted gender pay hole proportion has appeared like:

Chart showing the unadjusted gender pay gap percentage at Buffer
Unadjusted gender pay hole proportion at Buffer, 2018 – 2022

In 2019, our hole received worse earlier than it received higher. As we’ve mirrored on this over time, we consider it is because being a smaller firm, every departure, and new rent strikes the quantity and in 2019 we employed extra ladies who have been in decrease expertise ranges. Consequently, we widened our gender pay hole, although we improved our general gender ratio as an organization and we consider this paid off within the long-term.

This is a take a look at the gender cut up on the Buffer crew over the past 5 years:

Gender split on the Buffer team from 2018 - 2022
Gender cut up on the Buffer crew from 2018 – 2022

We additionally see lots of fluctuation in between these pay analyses additionally as a result of new hires and departures.

You may see over the past 12 months that each month has been fairly totally different:

Chart showing the unadjusted gender pay page percentage at Buffer over the last 12 months
Unadjusted gender pay hole proportion at Buffer over the past 12 months

Closing the unadjusted gender pay hole at Buffer is one thing we’ve been engaged on for years and is trigger for celebration. Initially, this didn’t really feel like a objective we may attain on condition that our co-founder and CEO, Joel, is our highest-paid worker and in addition a person. There are lots of elements which have made this potential, although. We’ve talked about diversifying our hiring pipeline and making a profession framework up to now. Listed here are just a few adjustments that occurred over the past 12 months that we consider would have additionally had an affect.

What modified within the final 12 months?

Buffer is made up of various teammates

Hiring and departures are constantly large elements that affect our unadjusted gender wage hole yearly.

Hiring: From March 1st, 2021 we employed 24 new teammates, 11 ladies, and 13 males.
Departures: From March 1st, 2021, we had 25 departures, 15 ladies, and 10 males.

In our evaluation, we discovered that 52 p.c of exits have been above the typical pay throughout the corporate whereas 33 p.c of recent hires have been employed above the typical pay throughout the corporate.

Our government crew is 80% ladies

As we calculate the unadjusted gender wage hole by evaluating all salaries throughout all groups at Buffer, our government crew naturally performs a big function right here as they’re a number of the highest paid teammates at Buffer.

Over the previous few years, our government crew’s ratio of women and men has all the time skewed barely in direction of extra ladies on the crew. Within the final 12 months, our government crew has shifted to be comprised of all ladies aside from our CEO, Joel.

We adjusted our value of livings bands

We use a wage components to find out each wage at Buffer and in April 2020 we made a giant change to that components — we went from 4 value of dwelling bands down to only two. As Joel writes in his weblog submit on the imaginative and prescient for location-independent salaries, “the change we made resulted in wage will increase for 55 of 85 crew members, with the rise being on common $10,265.”

That’s an enormous variety of Buffer teammates and a big proportion of the crew who was impacted. These adjustments have been completely primarily based on location, each teammate in our two lowest value of dwelling bands was introduced as much as our new International value of dwelling band whereas these in our Excessive value of dwelling band remained the identical. In complete, 46 p.c of these whose salaries was elevated have been ladies and 54 p.c have been males, nevertheless we did have extra ladies within the Low value of dwelling band, that means that their wage elevated extra on common as a result of this transformation than males.

There may have been different shifts that we missed that additionally impacted this quantity, however these are three massive themes. Naturally, every new rent and departure will proceed to affect this quantity over time, so that is one thing we’ll proceed to trace and report on.

We publish this pay evaluation yearly as we consider that is the easiest way to assist transfer our business in direction of optimistic change. We hope that as we proceed to share this journey it may be helpful to others who’re working in direction of related objectives. ❤️

View all of our previous pay analyses right here: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

Attain out along with your ideas on equal pay or this pay evaluation anytime!



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