60 days more work for same pay

31 August, 2022

On Monday, the typical Australian woman reached an unhappy milestone – the additional days after the financial year they needed to work to earn the same as a man.

This year the gap is 60 days, representative of a national gender pay gap of 14.1%.

The average male full-time worker was paid $1,872.90 per week during the last financial year while female full-time workers took home $1,609.00 – a weekly difference of $263.90.

Australia’s persistent gender pay gap continues to disadvantage women and is driven by a range of factors, including:

  • the undervaluing of work in women-dominated industries;
  • barriers to joining higher-paid male-dominated industries;
  • conscious and unconscious bias in hiring and pay decisions; and
  • women’s disproportionate share of unpaid caring and domestic work.

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