Female salary continues to rise reducing the gender pay gap

GENDER pay gap continues to reduce as female salary rises more than male salary.

The average gross wage for women has risen by 2.4 per cent standing at an average of €20,607.86 euros in 2017, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

Men’s salaries rose by 1.8 per cent to €26,391.84 euros reducing the gender gap by 21.9 per cent.

However, in almost all professions, women continue to have a lower salary than men, specifically in the manufacturing industry.

The INE said that the total average wage stands at €23,646.50 euros, after rising 2.1 per cent.

The highest paying positions are directors and managerial positions while the lowest paying jobs are within the services sector.

The INE also explains that the higher the age of the workers, the higher the salary level due to experience and seniority.

This affects the gender gap, as there is a large majority of younger woman with qualifications meaning the competition rises.

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