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28th March, 2019

Gender pay gap remains wide



The gap between the average net monthly salary of male and female staff is Ft 50,000-60,000, according to a survey by consultant EMPX Solutions.

The average monthly net wage of a male blue-collar worker was Ft 224,000, compared with Ft 170,000 for women in similar positions.

There is also a wide gap in expected earnings based on gender. Among blue-collar workers, men said they would be satisfied to receive a net monthly Ft 371,000, while women said they would be content with Ft 249,000.

The respective figures among white-collar workers were Ft 432,000 and Ft 309,000.

The survey was based on interviews with 500 employees in manufacturing, commerce, tourism and transport.

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