Gender pay gap in construction
The data showed that, across all industries, women were being paid a median hourly rate on average 9.7% lower than that their male colleagues. However, construction ranks as one of the worst industry’s for pay inequality, with women paid 36% less than men on average.
Companies with more than 250 staff filed data based on a snapshot of their payroll taken on 5th April 2017. Some of the leading building firms in the UK were revealed to pay women of around a quarter less than men on average, while the biggest discrepancy was the country’s largest housebuilder Barratt, which reported a 34.2% difference. The UK’s largest contractor, Balfour Beatty, reported a pay gap of 33%.
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