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


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