A Gender Gap in Salary Expectations Still Visible

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2/28/2014 1:50 PM
Category: Economy

According to a survey conducted by the job portal CV Keskus, there continues to be a gender gap among the young, and the share of working students has increased.

 

The survey showed that young job seekers are expecting a gross salary of 800-1,200 euros, but a significant portion of women are willing to work for a lower salary, uudised.err.ee reported.

Only 21.7 percent of men are willing to accept a gross salary of less than 800 euros, whereas the same salary would be accepted by 44.5 percent of women. A gross salary of 1,200 euros or more was expected by 28.3 percent of men and only 15.1 percent of women.

Managing Director of CV Keskus, Paavo Heil, said expected salaries have increased slightly in a year and the gender gap has decreased. A year ago, the gross salary of less than 800 euros was accepted by 22.1 percent of men and 48.3 percent of women.

The survey also indicated the number of students who work has increased and women are more willing to take on a job when they study.

The survey was conducted in cooperation with the education fair Intellektika and other partners. It included 458 people across Estonia; 86 percent of them were aged 14-22.


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