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Monster Salary Index Report: Indian women earn 19% less than men



Monster Salary Index Report: Indian women earn 19% less than men: Key Findings

According to the latest Monster Salary Index (MSI), the current gender pay gap in India stood at 19 percent where men earned Rs 46.19 more in comparison to women.

Key Findings

The gender pay gap is still high in India and women in the country earn 19 percent less than men.

Wage inequalities in favor of men are present in all the relevant sectors.

The current gender pay gap in India stood at 19 percent where men earned Rs 46.19 more per hour in comparison to women.

The survey report puts the median gross hourly salary for men in India in 2018 stood at Rs 242.49, while for women it stood at around Rs 196.3.

Gender pay gap encompasses across key industries, IT/ITES services showed a sharp pay gap of 26 percent in favor of men, while in the manufacturing sector, men earn 24 percent more than women.

Even in sectors like healthcare, caring services, and social work which are notionally identified with women, men earn 21 percent more than women.

Only in Financial services, banking and insurance industry men earn just 2 percent more.

The report notes that the gender pay gap widens with the years of experience. In the initial years, the gender pay gap is moderate but rises significantly as the tenure increases and for those with over 10 years of experience, the gender pay gap in favor of men reaches the peak, with men earning 15 percent more than women.

The survey reports that the gap has narrowed only by one percent in 2018 from 20 percent in 2017.

Monster Salary Index Report was prepared by Monster India in collaboration with (managed by WageIndicator Foundation) with IIM-Ahmedabad as a research partner.


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