From Iceland — Women In State And Municipal Jobs Average 27% Lower Salaries Than Men

Larissa Kyzer

Icelandic women in full time state and municipal jobs average 27% lower salaries than their male counterparts, according to a survey conducted by BSRB, Iceland’s Federation of State and Municipal Employees.
Morgunblaðið reports that the average salary for women in BSRB is 346.724ISK a month, while men’s monthly salaries average 474.945ISK.
This finding is among those concluded in BSRB’s 2013 survey on member salaries and assets. The total gender wage gap for full time workers in BSRB stands at 11.4%, compared to 12.5% last year, depending on whether the differential is measured for state or municipal employees. The total gender wage gap for municipal employees is now 13,3%, and 10,9% for state employees.
This study was conducted by the management consulting and market research firm Capacent Iceland earlier this year. The firm received 8,639 answers to their survey queries, or a 53.4% response rate.

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