Figures released by the UK government reveal that there are almost four times as many men on top pay as there are women.
According to statistics released by HM Revenue & Customs, 618,000 men received salaries of £100,000 or more in 2015-16, while the number of women in that pay bracket was only 179,000.
The figures, reported by The Guardian, also show of those earning £1m there were 17,000 men and only 2,000 women.
The Guardian quotes former education secretary Justine Greening saying that the figures “show how far our country still has to go on closing our gender pay gap.”
She said companies would have to focus on making flexible working for women function properly to ensure they can pursue careers before and after having children. She said more women had to aim for high-paying careers in industries currently dominated by men.