Pay Equity

Pay equity to address gender pay gap

WA has the highest gender pay gap in the country, at around 22% - more than 8% higher than the national gap of 14.6%. Pay inequality between men and women is present at skill and income levels across all industries. It is a common misconception that the WA gender pay gap is a result of the high wages earned in mining. Only 6% of the state’s population is employed in the sector. Rental hiring and real estate, have gender pay gaps of more than 35%. The gap is also particularly high in the finance sector.

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