Women in the Netherlands still earn an average of 5 percent less than their male colleagues, according to a study done by foundation Loonwijzer and job site Monsterboard. While this is an improvement, in 2014 men earned 5.8 percent more, there are some sectors where the wage gap is still significant
The wage gap between men and women is on the decline again this year, according to the Monsterboard Wage Index. While the average gross hourly wage of women remain unchanged at 13.86 euros, the average earned by men fell from 15.19 to 14.72, a drop of three percent.
Most Dutch experienced a reduction in their salary last year. Wages decreased most in the agricultural sector (-6,6 percent) and in hospitality (-3,5 percent). Employment website Monsterboard concluded this after questioning 14 thousand people for the Wage Index, de Loonwijzer.