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Labour Force and the Economy: Gender Wage Differential in Managerial, Professional, and Service & Sales Jobs

Gender Wage Differentials* in Managerial, Professional, and Service & Sales jobs

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Gender Wage Differential for Managers 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Female Median Gross Wage 7,500 8,169 9,154 9,379 9,800
Male Median Gross Wage 8,971 9,752 10,614 10,800 10,898
Gender Wage Differential (Managers) 16.4% 16.2% 13.8% 13.2% 10.1%


 

Gender Wage Differential for Professionals 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Female Median Gross Wage 5,220 5,530 5,800 6,338 6,362
Male Median Gross Wage 6,163 6,525 6,838 7,313 7,423
Gender Wage Differential (Professionals) 15.3% 15.2% 15.2% 13.3% 14.3%


 

Gender Wage Differential for Service & Sales 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Female Median Gross Wage 1,685 1,856 1,862 1,901 2,003
Male Median Gross Wage 2,088 2,262 2,320 2,340 2,500
Gender Wage Differential (Service & Sales) 19.3% 17.9% 19.7% 18.8% 19.9%


Notes:

* Gender Wage Differential = (1- (Female Median Gross Wage/Male Median Gross Wage)) X 100 
For gender wage differentials in other occupations, please refer to the source cited. 
** Data are classified based on Singapore Standard Occupation Classification (SSOC) 2015. Data for past years which were coded based on earlier versions of the SSOC were mapped to SSOC 2015 as far as possible to facilitate data comparability.

Source: Comprehensive Labour Force Survey, Ministry of Manpower

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Last Reviewed On Thu, Feb 9, 2017

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