Women’s History Month may be over, but moments like the Women’s March and the #MeToo movement have led to more visibility when it comes to issues of gender equality.
Specifically, the issues women face in the work place have become a common example of how far we still have to go as a society. Not only are women facing issues when it comes to breaking into male dominated fields such as technology, but once they’ve landed these jobs they still have to deal with the ever-present pay gap.
What does this mean? The pay gap, in case you haven’t yet heard, is the difference in the average salary a man and a woman will earn in the exact same position. For example, statistically a man will earn 18.1% more for the same job with the same amount of experience as his female coworker.
This leaves many people wondering, is this a uniquely Western construction, or a global issue? Check out today’s infographic to find out how America compares with other countries from all over the world.
Right now, Greece has the smallest pay gap between men and women at 4.5%. On the other end of the spectrum, South Korea’s pay gap is the widest of the nations selected at 36.7%. Sometimes change starts only when nations see what others have accomplished.164