The top 20 gender pay gap culprits across Australia

Kate Phillips
The Nightly
2 Min Read
City Chic is in the top 20.
City Chic is in the top 20. Credit: Wendell Teodoro/WireImage

Some of Australia’s biggest companies have had their dirty laundry aired as gender wage gap data from thousands of organisations is made public for the first time.

The data, published by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, has been broken down by industry into base salaries and total pay including superannuation, overtime and bonuses.

It shows 90 per cent or more employers in the mining, electricity, water and waste services and financial and insurance services industries have a gender pay gap favouring men.

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More than 80 per cent of those employers have a gap above 9.1 per cent. The national average is 21.7 per cent, equivalent to women earning $26,393 less than men annually.

There is also a link between more women in leadership roles and lower pay discrepancies, while employers with gender balance in management roles were 50 per cent more likely to have a neutral pay gap.

Of the nearly 5000 employers included in the data release, half have a median employer gender pay gap lower than 9.1 per cent and half have a gender pay gap higher than 9.1 per cent.

Here are the top ten gender pay gap offenders:

  • Hunter Primary Care - 73.1%
  • Energizer Australia - 64.9%
  • C.F.C. Holdings - 64.2%
  • Euroz Hartleys Group - 61.9
  • Corporate Health Group - 61.8%
  • McLarens Holdings - 61.6%
  • The Riverside Coal Transport Company - 61.2%
  • Castlyn - 60.2%
  • Whizdom - 58.8%
  • City Chic Collective - 57.4%
  • Wilsons Administration Services - 56.3%
  • National Jet Express - 55.2%
  • Canaccord Genuity - 55.0%
  • ATC Work Smart - 55.0%
  • Offshore Services Australia - 54.2%
  • Factory Mutual Insurance Company - 53.9%
  • Plenary Group Holdings - 53.3%
  • Entire Fire Protection - 53.3%
  • Great Southern Energy - 53.1%
  • Lloyd Helicopters - 52.8%

* Median pay gap - total remuneration

- with AAP

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