The gender pay gap - latest figures analysed
May 22 2017
- Out of nine of the industries where women are earning more than men, the highest pay gap presents a difference of earnings of up to 25% more at the most.
- However, out of 10 of the industries where men are being paid more than woman, the difference in earnings were all higher than 26%.
- This is explored further when looking at Financial Managers and Directors, women are paid 36% less than men. However, the disparity between the presence of men to women in these sectors, are only 59:41.
- Comparatively, female personal assistants and secretaries are paid 17.5% more than men, although 91% of the industry is taken up by females.
- Similarly, 44% of females work as a medical practitioner, yet the gender pay gap stands at 29% for the industry; whereas 68% of physiotherapists are women, yet the pay gap is a lot smaller, with men earning just 16% of what women earn.