Gender Pay Gap Australia: She’s on Money’s Financial Adviser Victoria Devine’s Staggering Chart

One of Australia’s best jobs pays men nearly $200,000 more than their female counterparts, new figures show.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) annual publication of tax statistics for 2019-2020 revealed that men earned more than women in each of the 20 highest-paying jobs in the country.

In some of the top professions in the country, the difference between the salaries of men and women is small, with only $19,000 difference between engineering managers.

In other industries, the pay gap between the sexes is huge, with female lawyers earning an average salary of $84,000, the same salary as a high school teacher. That’s about $120,000 less than their male counterparts in the courtroom.

Female surgeons fare even worse, earning a whopping $190,000 less than men.

Australian tax data revealed that women earn a whopping $190,000 less than men in the country’s top job as surgeons (stock image)

Closing out the top five highest-earning positions were anesthesiologists, intern medical specialists, financial agents and other physicians, with a pay gap ranging from $114,000 to $140,000.

divine Victory, the founder and host of She’s on the MoneyHe said the data helped prove the existence of a gay gender pay, which many claim doesn’t exist.

“Historically, when we’ve talked about the gender pay gap (people say) ‘it’s not real’ and we’ve met a lot of resistance,” Devine said on her podcast on the gender pay gap and patriarchy last Friday.

“We’re directly comparing people doing the exact same job and there’s almost a $200,000 disparity just because of their gender and I really don’t see any good reason why that’s the case.”

The award-winning financial adviser said the “absolutely illegal” pay gap “ruffled her feathers” and was something to talk about.

Ms. Devine explained that men were more likely to be singled out for a promotion or raise, as women were not as confident to negotiate for themselves or were more likely to receive a promotion due to unconscious bias.

“Women are never seen as capable in roles like that as men, although it is unequivocally false,” said Ms Devine.

‘We are not fighting for women to earn the same as men. In reality, we are just fighting for women to earn what that job demands.

“I want my friend to go and work as a surgeon in a hospital and be paid what the position demands, not necessarily what they think a woman should be paid.”

Mrs. Devine shared a graphic of the data on Instagram, dividing her social media following with many arguing the figures were skewed and didn’t take into account hours worked.

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) annual tax statistics release for 2019-2020 revealed that men earned more than women in the top 20 highest-paying jobs in countries with a pay gap ranging from $19,000 to $190,000 (in the photo)

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) annual tax statistics release for 2019-2020 revealed that men earned more than women in the top 20 highest-paying jobs in countries with a pay gap ranging from $19,000 to $190,000 (in the photo)

“This appears to be a gender-split taxable income based on filed tax returns…does not take into account actual hours worked, e.g. part-time/full-time, which distorts the data and makes the gap is much larger than it really is,” one user wrote.

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‘For those of you who say, women who take time off to have babies- Valid. So I feel like seeing an hourly or weekly rate/salary comparison would be more accurate for comparison,” another user commented.

Unfortunately, the data does not break out the difference between part-time and full-time or the number of hours worked, which could explain some of the pay disparity between men and women.

Yet the data reveals how much each gender earns in a year across the economy and women, regardless of hourly pay rates, are much less likely to bring home more than men.

Women made up 49 percent of all taxpayers in 2019-20, but only a third of them were in the $90,001 to $180,000 tax bracket and a measly 27 percent in the top tax bracket.

The only high-paying role that saw women earn a higher median salary than their male counterparts was in politics.

Women MPs earned just over $7,000 more than men.

The seven highest paying jobs for men vs. how much do women earn

SURGEON: Men $445,000; women $255,000

ANESTHETIST: Men $432,000; women $308,000

INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST: Men $367,000; women $227,000

FINANCIAL DEALER: Men $304,000; women $167,000

OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: Men $290,000; women $176,000

PSYCHIATRIST: Men $289,000; women $209,000

JUDICIAL OR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS: Men $243,000; women $143,000

Source: Australian Tax Office