We Are Still Collecting Less That They (Is a Fact), But How Much Less and Why?

Up to 25% less for the same job. The statistics do not lie, but they can be confused. The latest annual survey of wage structure that collects report work, collect as elaborated by UGT shows us that equality continues to be more far from what we would like to. But it is not so easy to explain it, not everything is as black. Our first intention was to make a calculation of the percentage difference in different sectors between men and women, to give you an idea of how much they earn more each month. But we found a great complexity. If you were a man, you would not win more, work somewhere else or you have improved your otherwise very different conditions.

A boat soon, we have the calculation that we earn 25% less than men, what comes to be work 79 more days than them if we want to collect the same. And the truth is that when you read data from the latest annual survey of pay structure is you as a silly face. You don’t do more than ask yourself how much wins all over the world to your around, and most importantly, is the amount of what they should charge you each month.

We have done a study salaries in Spain and have crossed them with the data from the different sections of the wage gap to give you an idea what they should charge if you work in certain professions, and what percentage of inequality there specific.

If you work in the catering trade.

The average gross salary in this area is 1,028 euros, approximately. In that section the wage gap is equivalent to 30.67%.

If you work in an administrative position.

With an average of 1,137 euros gross salary, approximately, the administrative sector is one of the most affected by wage, reaching have inequality a up to 33,07% difference between the salary of a man and a woman.

If you work in trade.

1,370 euros is approximately the salary average of professionals who work in stores and the wage gap which corresponds to this sector is 26.1%,

If you work in the health sector.

In the sector of sanitary activities a wage gap of up to of 29.48% in a monthly gross salary of 1806 euros, approximately.

If you work in education.

Professionals dedicated to the world of teaching charged an average of 1566 euros gross. In this sector there is a wide wage gap: 30.33%.

If you are scientific, technical or a qualified.

In this case the wage gap amounts to a 31.6% in an industry where the average salary is 1,909 euros gross per month.

If you are a Manager, Executive or Manager.

Our country managers charge an average of 50,000 euros gross per year, about 4.166 euros gross per month and here the wage gap is smaller: a 16.08%.

And this is not all, friends. According to data on the labour market and pensions in tax sources published by the Ministry of finance, in conjunction, the average gender wage difference is more than 4,600 euros: 20.537 for them and for us 15.917. In other words: the salary of a woman represents the 85.4% of the salary of the man.

Why we women earn less?

According to Claudia Goldin, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, is really complex to answer this question, and there are shades of gray that the surveys do not include. Goldin has spent years studying the economics of gender and has been responsible for research on this subject of great importance in the United States. For her, the big problem is that statistical studies do not include that, although women have the same training as men and have an important weight in the workforce of our country, we are penalised for what she calls “the mommy tax” (tax being a mother).

The explanation given on why women perceive less for our work is that many times we are ourselves which opted for jobs with working hours reduced, more flexible or easier to make compatible our work with family life. And that is paid. Sometimes, very expensive. But the truth is that quite possibly your roommate opposite that which you just curse by that “robs you” bread of your children), win more or less than you. The key is that in each professional area there are better-paying jobs and others less, and each collecting a wage adequate to liability and times at which let’s. For example, if we refer to the hospitality industry, there are more possibilities of flexibility in a waiter than in the Cook position, but is also worse paid. How many more facilities seek to to meet our personal life, most likely will have to within that wage gap.

The solution? Make an investment in children, to make an investment in equality, as well as some experts defend. Experts who, as Teresa Jurado, advocating a system of equal and non-transferable permits, a symmetry in the permissions of parenthood and a sharing of domestic work which would remove pressure on women and would give him freedom to promote their careers with the same impetus to their partners.

Giving men the same facilities to opt for low of paternity and to combine work and care of children may be involved in your care and the weight will not fall only on a part of the couple. It’s a subject of education that has to keep changing, keep fighting so that the law grants best permissions paternity and seek formulae so that both parents have the same involvement, both at home and at work.

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