Annual gross salary in Italy 2018, by grading and gender

In 2018, males holding top management positions earned roughly 101.9 thousand euros annually in Italy. In the same year, the annual gross salary of female top managers amounted to approximately 94.2 thousand euros. The overview of the annual gross salary by grading and gender provided by JobPricing, reveals that there was a pay gap across all the levels, even though it was less remarkable among people covering middle management roles. A glance at the year-on-year development of the gender salary gap shows that, overall, the pay gap decreased between 2016 and 2018, yet it was still quite high, especially among blue collar workers.  

Unemployment rate by gender

Pay gap is one of the major indicators to determine the level of gender inequality of a given society. Another relevant measure in this matter is the unemployment rate. In 2018, the unemployment rate was higher among females than among males across all Italian regions . The southern regions Calabria, Sicily and Campania recorded the highest levels of unemployment for both men and women. However, the southern Italian region, Apulia, registered the greatest gap between genders in terms of unemployment. More specifically, eight percent of men and 18.8 percent of women living in this region were unemployed.  

Females in management positions

Also, the presence of women in top management positions is a key indicator for grasping the level of gender inequality in the working environment. In 2019, women represented 36.4 of the boards of companies listed in stock exchange in Italy . This was an increase compared to the previous years. In fact, in 2013, only 17.8 percent of the members of the boards were women.

Annual gross salary in Italy in 2018, by grading and gender

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