Gender pay gap continues to close

Our 2020 UK gender pay gap figures, published this month, show we have continued to make progress in closing the gender pay gap at ExxonMobil in the UK, with a median gender pay gap of 6.8 percent for ExxonMobil companies in the UK, down from 7.1 percent in 2019, and well below the 2020 UK national average of 15.5 percent

Gender pay gap continues to close

The figures, which combine the pay data for the two UK companies covered by the regulations (Esso Petroleum Company, Limited and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited), also show an improvement in the mean gender pay gap figure to 4.7 percent, compared with 7.1 percent in the previous year. This figure has continued to shrink annually since we first began reporting in 2017.



Median Gender Pay Gap

Mean Gender Pay Gap


6.8 percent

4.7 percent


7.1 percent

7.1 percent


In 2020, 38 percent of our graduate recruits in the UK were women, while the proportion of experienced hires who were female increased to 20 percent.

The data shows an increase in female representation in senior management, with 22 percent of all senior management positions held by women. This has increased from 14 percent over the last six years. Overall, 28 percent of our female workforce are currently in management positions, up from 24 percent seven years ago. By comparison, 27 percent of male employees work in comparable management positions.

Paul Greenwood, Lead Country Manager for ExxonMobil in the UK, said: “We are making good progress. We recognise there is more to be done, and we will continue to champion this issue within our company and within our sector.”

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Gender pay gap continues to close