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There is An Astonishing 37% Pay Gap Between Men and Women in Georgia

Average monthly remuneration for male is 37% more than the same indicator for female, according to PMCG international development consulting company.

In the first half of 2016, compared to the corresponding period of 2015:

  •  Average monthly remuneration of employees increased by 5.4%.
  • The highest growth in average monthly remuneration of employees was recorded in construction (12.9%) and fishing (22.7%).
  • The highest paid sector is still financial services but the wages in public administration remain high compared to the average monthly remuneration across the board.
  • Average monthly remuneration for male is 37% more than the same indicator for female.

In the first half of 2016, average monthly remuneration for male employees was higher than for female employees. In this period, the average monthly remuneration of male employees equalled 1140 GEL, and for females, this was 721 GEL, 37% lower than male’s remuneration.

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In the first quarter of 2016, the growth rate of average monthly remuneration of male and female employees was 7.0%. For female employees, this trend continued in the second quarter (7.0%), but in the case of male employees, the growth rate reduced to 3.0%.

Read the full statistics at PMCG