Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) states the national gender pay gap has reached its lowest level in 20 years at 14.6%. So, this year, Equal Pay Day will be on Friday 31 August, marking the 62 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men.
Using the latest Average Weekly Earnings data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the WGEA has calculated the national gender pay gap as 14.6% for full-time employees, a difference of $244.80 per week.
Focusing on the barriers to achieving pay equity, we invite you to have an open discussion about Equal Pay Day via your communication channels.
Key facts about Equal Pay Day 2018
- The national gender pay gap is 14.6%. It has declined from 15.3% in the past 12 months.
- On average, women working full-time earned $1433.60 while men working full-time earned $1678.40.
- Full-time average weekly earnings difference between women and men is $244.80.