Australian men raking in $25,500 a year MORE than their female counterparts

Australian men raking in $25,500 a year MORE than their female counterparts as shameful gender pay gap lingers at 20 per cent Men earn $25,534 more than women despite slight decrease in gender pay gap Research shows that the gender pay gap in 2019/2020 is still above 20 per cent  Progress remains slow on women appointed to the top levels of organisations

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 14:35 GMT, 25 November 2020 | Updated: 14:48 GMT, 25 November 2020

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Men take home $25,534 a year more than women on average despite a slight decrease in the gender pay gap.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency's annual scorecard shows the difference in pay remains above 20 per cent after falling 0.7 points in 2019/20.

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The gap continues to trend down from 23.1 per cent in 2015/16.

The agency's director Libby Lyons said there had been a worrying 6.1 percentage point drop in employers taking action on closing pay gaps.

Just over half of all employers who completed a gender pay gap analysis took action.

Men take home $25,534 a year more than women on average despite a slight decrease in the gender pay gap (stock)

Men take home $25,534 a year more than women on average despite a slight decrease in the gender pay gap (stock)

'This trend must not continue,' Ms Lyons wrote in the report.

'Experience tells us that when employers measure their data, identify their problem areas and take action to address it, the pay gap closes.'

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