Countries Ranking
No Year Country Gender Pay Gap
12014Malta10.2
22014Portugal10.7
32014Sweden11.1
42014Romania12
52014Slovenia12.8
62014Croatia13
72014Bulgaria13.3
82014Finland13.4
92014Belgium14.8
102014France15.2
112014Norway15.3
122014Luxembourg16.2
132014Spain16.4
142014United Kingdom16.9
152014Netherlands17.8
162014Denmark18
172014Iceland19.4
182014Hungary24.1
192014Latvia24.5
202014Poland25.5
212014Germany (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)25.6
222014Lithuania28.8
232014Estonia29.4
242014Cyprus29.8
252014Slovakia30.5
262014Czech Republic31.6
272014Austria:
282014Switzerland:
292014Greece:
302014European Union (28 countries):
312014Ireland:
322014Italy:
Description

The GPG is calculated on the basis of:

  • the four-yearly Structure of Earnings Survey (SES) 2002, 2006, 2010, etc., and with the scope as required by the SES regulation,
  • national estimates based on national sources for the years between the SES years, from reference year 2007 onwards, with the same coverage as SES,

according to the following definition: GPG = [(average gross hourly earnings of male paid employees - average gross hourly earnings of female paid employees) / average gross hourly earnings of male paid employees] expressed in %. Average earnings used for the GPG are calculated as arithmetic means.

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