The gender pay gap: Male and female average salary by career and industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Our research into the pay males and females in Australia receive, and presented here in this infographic highlights the gender pay gap challenge.

Women have been closing the workforce participation gap over the last decade. In 2002, the percentage of males employed was 18 percentage points more than women, while today it is just 14 percentage points.

However, over the same time period, the pay gap between males and females has grown, largely due to the rising salaries in the industries and careers that are mostly male dominated, compared to the female dominated areas.

The top three industries by highest median salary are also the three industries with the highest percentage of males employed compared to females (mining, construction and utilities). However the three industries with the highest percentage of female employees are in the bottom quarter of industries by median salary (healthcare, education and retail).

It is a similar situation with careers: the job with the highest percent of men employed (machinery operator) has a higher average salary than the job with the highest percent of females employed (clerical worker), and this is also true of the second and third ranked job by gender.

So for Australia’s 6.3 million male workers and 5.2 million female workers: here’s a look at your salaries.

Mind the Gap | The gender pay gap: Male and female salary by career and industry infographic | McCrindle Research

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 150 Articles


ipswich 1994 pyrmont leader renter of the future demographics focus groups sentiments land of the middle class analysis annual income going out trend faux-cilise gen alpha housing affordability authenticity population Northern Territory family safe university post rationalism TDE low density Kirsten Brewer list conference households outsourcing local communities water optimistic state sydney metro news Education Future Forum event hornsby travelling youth school satisfaction TAS Christchurch vegemite teach language gen z community event cartodb personal growth contiki child care employment bus schools generational trends prince george cost future of work Love men conference presentation presentations Channel Seven entrepreneurs of today Australian Bureau of Statistics Canberra REIV National Conference mining boom mccrindle tea cloudy days non profit Christmas lunch rain baby name predictions define cost of living media activity faux-ciliser career communication wages optus australians staying home more learning business index social researchers baby boomers rising house prices ACT group generation Z visual Generation Y January 26th the average aussie Word Up manly litter transport motivate know the times emerging technologies Queensland insights divorce census results award winner financial dreams Australia Day 2017 property entrepreneur tertiary education parenting suburban living Netflix poor 2020 stay home future proofing home owner data visualisation leadership workshop car video educhat brand group session wellbeing professional services entertainment ashley fell world renting domestic housing trends public speaking budget neutral bay earnings royal influence demographer Australian communities media release friends ultimo fears shopping student 2012 clothing city New Zeland society 2014 healthy future Royals English Charlotte ageing population snapshot quote financial Geoff Brailey social media New Zealand PSI housing growth survey census 2016 wolloomooloo VIC Financial Planning Week engagement owning a home social commentary weather Scouts emerging generations rule keeper school students culture FPA seasons Valentine’s Day economy the changing face of internship ACF 2016 affordability click gender coffee report millenials community engagement intern 23 million Myth home Tasmania mythbusters education future report careers socialising thought leadership innovation priorities royal dare to dream travel schools students growing population Territory trends McCrindle Speakers sector wide study Aussies collaborative insight church townhouses typical australian graphs Queensland: QLD ABS unemployment property price program results Res Vis darwin weekly earnings jobs of the future rent statistics digital food curiosity Tuesday Trends narcissism energy ease of travel sydney event 40 million Western Australia collaboration perth national private wealth millennials newspaper the hills shire dessert cultural diversity data analyst future of education marrickville Real Estate Institute of Victoria overcast relational house price potts point online shopping ferry staying in demographic trends data participants engage community 2016 census technology lalor park SA office meetings employers office opening communicate infographic wall salary keynote speaker affordable investor balance FOMO entrepreneurial JOMO aged care baby name trends Crime Rates names demographic follow Melbourne EFF happiness income school rental stress "know the times" young australians wealth and income high density Generation X professional speaker nfp ageing Australian Dream facts workplace culture population milestone Engineering Manager online toys social research education Australian Census goal environmental scanning 24,000,000 real tips social lives internships bondi award learn rich cash medicine megatrends summer future proof organisational culture hopes mortgage house prices sector System's Architect environment social issues conferences acf15 Wagga Wagga teaching research brands presentation area publication home ownership vegetarian population map cold education sector logan high density apartments public holiday builders skills census financial fears wealth distribution futurist The Daily Edition women crows nest mateship new york times suburb social impact investment 2015 couple WA Australian Families Do It Yourself commuters woolworths investing resilience social enquiry learner eliane miles fresh research services office space social trends christian Gen Y NSW Australian Communities Trends wage in depth interviews debt in the media Research Executive sector wide charity panel organisations sunburnt country national crime rates urban living index Australian demographics housing market social commentator earn national wealth capital cities millionth global generations public speaker social change house dream blaxland mobile google trends analyst slideshare unaffordable aged care puzzle mythbusting forum changing face of sydney rise of local Merry Christmas tuesday apartment work mates speakers goals 1975 young people sustainable divorce rate pharmacy Wellington hello fresh Wodonga research visualisation Mark McCrindle increasing densification the hills not for profit mccrindle in the media celebration training Northern Beaches tea South Australia holiday wealth and income distribution Kiwi leadership princess charlotte dreaming World Water Day geomapping IT Specialists baby equip workforce professional Real Estate business tattoos cancelling event meals twentyseventeen case study buildings average aussie high school wedding australian communities trends report Financial Planning Association study alpha victoria resource urban taskforce global financial crisis NEETs marriage 1980 commute social analysis communities housing property market brisbane survey design world youth day christianity NT recap forecast Financial Planning Association of Australia university degree Gen X Hornsby Shire Council CBD communications 2016 census results socialites ethnography generation social researcher cooking easter australian social research future sunny days moderators guide mentor personalities identity Christmas season media deloitte greatness household house price rise hills shire #censusfail shbc religion year 7 omnibus 10 years generations anzac responsive year 12 royal baby educated sydneysiders Northern Beaches Christian School growth moreton bay baby boom research data financial independence eliane population growth staff offenders demographic transformations lifestyle teleworking Tuesday Trend winter blues mother's day village trends of 2016 gold coast pharmacies The ABC of XYZ teachers sydney hills New South Wales menai Bathburst Australian Trends professional development Sydney 24 million Australians huffington post Adelaide trends of 2017 brand experience global royal family ideas friendship father's day research pack society trends workplace education future suburbs urban generation alpha social life Population Clock work ashley mckenzie spend marriages children faux-cilising stats new office keynote sydney speaker baby name sun life product market research events finance living norwest crime holidays cancel plans conference speaker parents Northern beaches Event australian communities forum retirement 2016 future-proof ACF monarchy train daily telegraph optus my business awards Australian schools shopper's pick media commentary debate innovative criminal urban living Social Trend Deaths Aussie Caregiver learning styles sports aussie culture infographic baby names workshop Channel 7 challenge consumer plans jobs politics visualisation interactive sydneycity teacher christmas DIY emerging trends change local Assistant Store Manager small business GPO earning mccrindle not-for-profit repayments Australia Day Duchess of Cambridge residents forecasting tv mccrindle research qualitative research 2013 bureau wealth marketing 2017 high density living easy rider thrive networking Sydney keynote speaker Australian Home youth unemployment waverton consumerism social middle class relevant researcher internet hobart economic volunteers social shifts australia government 1968 customer kate middleton REIV Conference winter mover and shaker paying to work states census fail work-life Christmas presents students proactive selfie experience financial future education research poker master story focus group tableau trend tuesday Births families cars SMSF capital city DESTEL etiquette storytelling supply and demand February 16 HSC daily commute culturally diverse the australian dream google for education cancelling plans shifts long weekend grandparents