When you look at how much people actually take home, women still earn much less than men

The latest ATO taxation statistics show that women in 2017-18 made up a record number of the top 10% of income earners, but that good news is unable to mask that overall – whether in high or low-paid jobs – women continue to earn much less than men.

But the big difference is overall numbers. Women make up only 30% of workers in the top 30 paying occupations, but two-thirds of those working in the bottom 30 paying jobs.

And this brings us back to barristers. The average income for a barrister is $131,251, but the median income was just $45,376 – the second largest gap between the average and the median.

The median income for a male barrister in 2017-18 was $113,667, while for women it was a paltry $32,464.

Source: When you look at how much people actually take home, women still earn much less than men | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian

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  1. Eighty years ago, I begged to leave school to work in a shop! I applied, was successful and paid nineteen shillings for a 48hour week. I was placed in front of a very large two drawer register serving two departments. Eight males in each department including a pimply male adolescent. Because he was male, not because he was more talented, no just a male, he recieved 25shillings. The dreadful thing about brainwashing, as was I brainwashed along with every other female,is that I, yes I, did not demur or even feel like demurring! If we counted every shilling that has been legally stolen from us it would be millions. My employers were Australian but British to their bootstraps. Aged twenty, I went to work for Jewish refugees(1940s) and could not believe their generosity!

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