Gender pay gaps revealed: The jobs where there’s a huge difference between male and female incomes

The Australian Taxation Office last week released its tax statistics for 2015-16, shining a light on the sectors with the biggest gaps in income between male and female workers.

The data forms part of a broader data package from the tax office, which last week also revealed the highest and lowest reported taxable incomes based on Australian postcodes.

While Australia’s full-time gender pay gap currently stands at 15.3%, the numbers from the ATO reveal women are only out-earning their male counterparts in fewer than 100 jobs nationwide. In contrast, there are more than 1000 jobs where males out-earn females in the same role, according to annual taxable incomes. The full list of professions was revealed by the ABC last week. 

Of the 80 occupations where women are being rewarded financially comparative to males, some of them are quite unique professions, to say the least, with surfing and master fishing featuring high on the list.

So, which of the few jobs tend to lead to larger average incomes for women when compared to men? Read more

Benjamin Savona - Smart Company - 30 Apr 2018


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