Women outgun men in engineering pay

Younger women are earning more than men in the male-dominated world of
engineering and technology.

According to a study for the National Training Organisation for Engineering
Manufacture (EMTA), women reach senior positions earlier and net higher
salaries when they get there.

Women typically earn 5 per cent more than their male colleagues in their
early 20s and 8 per cent more in their early 40s.

The survey, by Remuneration Economics – covering 11,000 staff (including 649
women) – shows men earn more once they are over 45 and women have left to look
after families.

EMTA chief executive Michael Sanderson welcomed the findings, as showing
there was no glass ceiling in the sector.


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