The UK transport department reported a 22.6 per cent median gender pay gap on Monday, as more than a dozen government departments published the average difference between what they pay male and female employees.
Twenty government departments disclosed their gender pay gaps on Monday, with all but three revealing that, on average, they pay men more than women.
The Department for Transport, which said that 68 per cent of its highest-paid employees were men, had the largest median gender pay gap of any department reporting.
The Department of Health was the only department that paid women more, on average, than it paid men.
The Department for Work and Pensions and the UK Armed Forces reported median pay gaps of zero, suggesting that male and female employees are paid the same amount, on average.
The Cabinet Office paid women 12 per cent less than men, on average, while the median gender pay gap for Home Office employees was 15 per cent.