Friday, October 12 11:40:12
New figures from the CSO this morning shows that the public sector pay gap ranged from 2.3pc to 14.5pc for males and for females it ranged from 9.2pc to 20.4pc in 2010.
In 2009 the pay gap ranged from 7.9pc to 17.2pc for males and from 14.8pc to 23.4pc for females.
Overall, the summary results show that, on average, public sector employees had higher educational attainment, longer service, were older, and were more likely to be in professional jobs than their counterparts in the private sector.
The study showed that the public sector pay differential was largest at the lower end of the earnings distribution and generally decreased as earnings increased.
The gender pay gap in the public sector based on average hourly earnings was 12.1pc higher for males than females, compared to 21.1pc higher in the private sector in 2010.