Employer review website Glassdoor recently released some intriguing research on the gender pay gap in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany and France, culled from anonymously contributed salary information. In nearly every country Glassdoor examined, men earned more than women, on average — although the gender pay gap was smaller once statistical controls, such as job title, location and industry, were incorporated.
For example, in the U.S., men earn an average 24 percent higher base pay than women; however, when comparing workers with similar education, age and years of experience, the gap is 19.2 percent. Interestingly, a large proportion of workers aren’t aware the gender pay gap exists.
Additional Glassdoor research found that 7 in 10 employed adults in seven countries believe their employer pays men and women equally for equal work. For more information on Glassdoor’s global gender pay gap findings, read its recent blog post on the topic, or download the full “Demystifying the Gender Pay Gap” report.