The wage gap remains according to International Labour Organisation

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EQUAL? The ILO pointed out that 40.3 per cent of woman had a salary below €1,230, compared to 20.6 per cent of men. PHOTO: Shutterstock

THE average monthly salary in Spain grew by 0.6 per cent last year to reach €1,889 gross per month.

But the figures, released by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), do not take into account the substantial wage gap that reportedly exists depending on the type of work, the region and the employee’s sex, claims the International Labour Organisation.

The INE report indicates that 30 per cent of people of working age, almost five million, do not earn €1,230 gross each month. In net terms this equates to less that €1,000 a month.

Forty per cent gross between €1,230 and €2,136, with the remaining 30 per cent earning more.

The ILO pointed out that 40.3 per cent of woman had a salary below €1,230, compared to 20.6 per cent of men.

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