【香港人工】港人男女平均收入差距達$3,700 需50年以上才能追平差距 Hong Kong's Gender Wage Gap Widens to $3,700: Over Half a Century Needed to Close the Gap
香港以外地區的情況相同，PwC發布最新的《全球女性工作指數報告》指，經濟合作暨發展組織(OECD)的 33 個會員國中，雖然女性勞動參與率在 2021 年有所提升，但男女薪酬仍有14%的差距，僅較2011年低3%。
PwC UK經濟學家Larice Stielow表示，根據依照目前性別薪酬差距的縮減速度推斷，恐怕需要50年以上才能達至全球性別薪酬平等。
Do men earn more than women? Women finding it hard to outperform men at work? According to the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department's Quarterly Report on General Household Survey for Q4 2022, the gender wage gap in Hong Kong has widened to $3,700, a 23% increase compared to last quarter.
In the Q4 of 2022 (October-December), total employment reached 3,665,300, with 1,803,100 men and 1,533,700 women. Excluding foreign domestic workers, the median monthly income for Hong Kong residents was $20,000. Earning above $20,000 a month places you ahead of half of the city's earners.
While the overall median income remained unchanged from last quarter, men's median income increased from $21,000 to $21,700, whereas women's median income stayed at $18,000. This has widened the gender pay gap from $3,000 to $3,700.
The most significant pay disparities emerged in public administration, social, and personal services, with men's median monthly income at $28,000 and women's at $21,000. Import/export trade and wholesale ranked second, where men outearn women by $6,200.
A similar pattern exists worldwide. PwC's latest Women in Work Index highlights that, although female labour force participation rose in 2021 among the 33 OECD member countries, there is still a 14% wage gap between men and women, only 3% lower than in 2011.
According to Larice Stielow, senior economist at PwC UK, based on current progress in reducing the gender wage gap, it could take over 50 years to reach global gender pay equality.