Women are still earning almost a quarter less than men and are significantly under represented in decision making roles despite progress being made to close the gender pay gap, a new report shows.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency released their report, Australia’s Scorecard for Gender Equality 2020-21 which shows that the gender pay gap is the lowest its been since they started collecting data in 2013-14.
But Australian men are twice as likely as women to be earning $120,000 a year or more.
The gender pay gap, which includes full-time, part-time and casual employees, sits at just 22.8% and has been on a consistent downward trend since data collection began in 2013-14.
But only one firth of firms pay men and women the same and 73% of businesses pay men more.