George Nott for CIO writes:
So how would Australia’s biggest IT sector players fare?
The UK has been publishing pay gap data for all companies with more than 250 employees since April.
Women’s mean bonus pay is 43 per cent lower than that received by men.
The company has achieved a 50:50 gender split – but only among its lowest paid workers. In the upper two pay quartiles women make up 22 per cent and 25 per cent of the highest paid groups of workers.
In the UK, Microsoft’s median hourly rate for women is 8.4 per cent lower than men’s. Women’s median bonus pay is 11.4 per cent lower.
In the top two pay quartiles women make up just over 22 per cent of the workforce, a figure that rises to 35.3 per cent for the lowest paid quartile of employees.
Despite the disparity, Microsoft is one of the best performing tech companies in the UK for gender equality.
Big Blue in the UK has a disparity in the median hourly rate between men and women of 14.6 per cent.
Women make up 17.5 per cent of the highest paid workers at the company and around 30 per cent in the other three quartiles. Women’s median bonus pay is 34.8 per cent lower than men’s.
Amazon Web Services
AWS’ gender equity figures are significantly worse. In the UK the cloud provider has a median hourly rate for women which is 18.4 per cent lower than for men. Women’s median bonus pay is a whopping 47.1 per cent lower than men’s.
Only 17.4 per cent of the top pay quartile are women, which falls to 10.9 per cent in the lower middle quartile.
In Australia, AWS employs 247 people, which is below the threshold proposed by Labor.