Hungary - Gender pay gap at 13% - April 25, 2010

In 2009 women on average earned 13% less than men, according to a recent salary survey of the Workania jobsite. According to the survey the gender pay gap was 8% for starting employees, reaching 16 % for those employees with at least 6 years professional experience. With 27% the largest gap was found for top level managers. Workania stressed that among public servants the gap was relatively small, for example 9 % for policemen and 5 % for teachers. Interestingly, female doctors earned on average 3 % more than their male colleagues. In 2009, 82,000 employees took part in the survey.

English: Máté Komiljovics, union correspondent


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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