The education gender pay-gap: better than all other industries

Pay for women working  in tertiary education is 12 per cent less than men, with a fractional deterioration since 2014, according to statistics from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. However, education is still ten per cent ahead of the all-industry figure and tertiary education employers are aware of the gap, leading all others for analysis of pay equity, with 40 per cent checking commencement salaries for gender gaps. The sector also leads the economy for policies to support carers (69 per cent compared to an all industry figure of 49 per cent). Half of tertiary education employers provide paid domestic violence leave, compared to 17 per cent for all industries.