When it comes to gender equality in the workforce, there is a gender pay gap

Posted February 06, 2019 14:59:22When it comes the gender pay gaps in the Australian workforce, many are calling for a gender equality push to tackle the issues, including for the male-dominated workforce.

Key points:Research by Deloitte found that more than a third of employees in high-profile jobs have a male bossGender pay gaps are often discussed in media and in political discussions but there is no clear national figureThe research found a “gender pay gap” exists in high performing positions in the workplaceThe study also found that a majority of high-performing positions in Australia’s public sector had a male CEO, senior officer or board member.

The findings from the Deloittes report into the gender wage gap in Australia came as it was revealed that at least 31 per cent of Australian workers have a female boss.

“This is a serious issue and is of particular concern in the public sector where the majority of roles are dominated by women,” the report said.

“Although this figure does not constitute a full-scale gender pay disparity, it is an indicator of a wider gender pay imbalance and is an important indicator for gender equality policy makers.”

Gender pay gapIn Australia, the gender gap in the wages of high earners is often discussed and examined in the media and political discussions.

But a lack of clear national data has left many wondering what the true figure is.

And Deloisees report says the gender-based pay gap exists.

“It is difficult to estimate how much this is and how much it is related to the gender of the individual who is managing the company,” the study said.

While the gap in wages is not large, the report found that “there is a clear gender pay differential in high performance occupations” in Australia, particularly in senior positions.

“There is a significant gender pay difference in leadership positions in high risk jobs, including senior executives, senior managers and directors of supervisory roles,” the Delos report said, with the gap widening at higher levels of management and higher in senior executive positions.

The gender pay pay gap is often referred to as a “glass ceiling”, and there is evidence that women are paid less than men.

But the report did find that it was more likely to be a result of women being less experienced, or having lower qualifications.

“The gender gap is less pronounced in managerial roles and in senior leadership roles than in technical and other managerial roles, but it is still present in both high risk and non-high risk roles,” it said.

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