Gender pay gap hits record low

Working women in Australia are still earning hundreds of dollars less per week than men.

Those employed in professional, scientific and technical services such as lawyers, accountants and scientists, face the highest pay gap at $498.20 per week.

Women working in healthcare services receive on average $437.80 less each week, despite making up 75 per cent of the workforce.

Workers in accommodation and food services and public administration have the smallest pay gap, at 6.0 per cent and 3.7 per cent.

Studies have shown that the gender gap increases as Aussie women get older, with the mean gender pay gap in super balances of non-retirees at around 60 per cent.

Source: Gender pay gap hits record low

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