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BAT Kenya Explains Why It Pays Women More Than Men

It's about performance and other key metrics, says listed cigarette manufacturer

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A new report shows female staff at BAT Kenya earn more than men in most job grpups. Women earn more than men in four of eight job groups and tie in one job category while males have the edge in the other three groups.

Females in senior management under G37 group earn 19% more than males in the same job category. The company attributes the pay difference to performance.

“At the G37 senior management level, we have a strong female talent group of consistent high performers as well as external joiners with solid experience. As a result, their base salaries are 19 percent higher than males,” the company says in a report published by Business Daily.

Females also beat male earnings in job groups G32, G33 and G35 by 9%, 5% and 3% respectively.

At the lowest job category, however, male staff out-earn female peers by the largest margin of 67%. Male employees are also paid more in the highest job category (G38) by 17% and at G36 by 9%.

According to the cigarette manufacturer, pay to male staff often stagnates as more men spend more time in the same job group. BAT says pay is determined by years of service and annual salary reviews.

According to the cigarette manufacturer, pay to male staff often stagnates as more men spend more time in the same job group.

“From our most recent analysis, our male population has a higher average time in grade. This means that on average, they stay longer within the same pay grade than females,” the company stated.

Male staff stay on the same job grade for an average of 4.5 years compared to 3.2 years for females, meaning get promoted more often than males.

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