Women earned average of €400 less a month than men in 2019

Women earned average of €400 less a month than men in 2019
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Women in Spain earned €400 less a month on average than men in 2019.

THE average salary of women in 2019 amounted to €1,773.3 per month, €400 lower than that of men, which stood at €2,173, according to a Labour Force Survey (EPA) published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

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The average monthly salary (in gross terms) was €1,982.30 in 2019, the highest recorded since 2006, after increasing by 1.9 per cent compared to 2018.

It was found 33.8 per cent of men earning above €2,220 in 2019, compared to 25.8 per cent of women.

At the other end of the scale, 40.5 per cent of women earned less than €1,320, compared to 20.3 per cent of men.

The highest wage earners were directors and managers (€4,273) and, those who earned the least were in ‘elementary occupations’ such as labourers (€1,194).

Depending on the nature of the employer, those in the public sector earned €1,000 more, €2,760 on average, than those in the private sector (€1,796).

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