Why Are Gender Wage Gaps Still a Reality?

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In most recent years, women all over the world have protested against wage inequality.

According to the OECD, the United States sits at the fifth place as the nation with one of the widest pay gaps (18.1%), as reported by "Forbes."

In a revelating report, Gecko Hospitality shed light on the undeniable pay gap that still exists in America’s hospitality industry, specifically.

The 2017 Hospitality Management and Restaurant Salary Survey Report was released last week and it detailed the salary for hospitality workers in 10 different categories. Out of those 10, only one demonstrated that women earned a higher salary than their male counterparts.

This category, in which female workers earned a higher wage than male workers, focused on “managers who accepted a management position with a new company in 2017,” and it showed that “37 percent of women received a salary increase as compared to 31 percent of men,” according to “Travel Pulse.”

One of the purposes of this report by the Fort Myers-based hospitality group is to aid employers create attractive compensation packages to acquire and retain top talent in the industry.

To sum it all up, “across all data collected in the hospitality survey, men made an average of $4,728 per year more than women, and women made an average of $0.76 less per hour than men,” as reported by “Travel Pulse.”

Will more reports like these help level the playing field for men and women across industries? It's one thing to have the information available to make educated decisions as a business, it's another to implement measurable changes. Maybe gender wage gaps are still a reality because of hesitation to economic equality and inaction? What will it take?

To learn more read “Travel Pulse.”