A Monster.com report revealed that the current gender pay gap in India stands at 20 per cent where men earned a median gross hourly salary of Rs 231, while women earned Rs 184.8.
"The gap has narrowed by about five percentage points from 24.8 per cent in 2016," said the latest Monster Salary Index data.
The index also revealed that gender pay gap in India increases with work experience.
"While men with 0-2 years of experience earned 7.8 per cent higher median wages than women, men with 6-10 years of experience earned 15.3 per cent more. Men with 11 and more years of experience earned 25 per cent higher median wages than women," a statement said.
Sharing his views on the findings, Abhijeet Mukherjee, CEO, Monster.com - APAC and Gulfs, said: "...As high as 40 per cent women expressed that men fear being judged by their male peers and choose to support gender equality only in private...
"The bright side is that 44 per cent men confirm that they can be effective advocates for gender initiative programs at workplace."
The "Women of India Inc." survey witnessed maximum share of participation from Delhi NCR at 24 per cent, followed by Mumbai (22 per cent) and Bengaluru at 20 per cent. The participation from non-metros was at 36 per cent.
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