Insider Business Wage gap between men and women still there

Wage gap between men and women still there

The wage gap between men and women in Cyprus is still there with only a handful of pay rises recorded in average monthly gross earnings between 2015 and 2017.

Statistics Service data shows that average monthly gross earnings for mining and mineral extraction jobs were €2,802 in 2017, €2,659 in 2016 and €2,941 in 2015. Men’s salaries were €3,163 in 2015, €2,804 in 2016, and €2,939 in 2017. However, women earned only €1,960, €2,088 and €2,233 respectively over those years.

In manufacturing, average total monthly gross earnings were €1,484 in 2015, €1,499 in 2016 and €1,522 in 2017. Specifically, men’s salaries were €1,636 in 2015, €1,648 in 2016 and €1,676 in 2017, while women earned €1,215, €1,224 and €1,238 respectively over those years.

In commerce, the pay gap is much wider with men in wholesale trade getting an average of €1,847 in 2015, compared to women’s €1,420 (that is, 30.07% of difference).  In 2017, men were paid €1880 and women €1,463 (a difference of 30.92%). In retail trade, the average pay gap between men and women decreased by 5.55% over the three-year period of 2015-2017.

In the public administration sector, average monthly gross earnings of men decreased from €2,731 in 2015 to €2,646 in 2017, while that of women increased slightly from €2,600 to €2,636.

 

Read more:

 

https://in-cyprus.com/cypriot-women-make-13-9-less-per-year-than-men-labour-minister/

 

 

 

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