The gender gap in Supply Chain professional

November 21st, 2013 by blogadmin Leave a reply »


The 2013 Annual Survey of the Canadian Supply Chain Professional asked respondent about their compensation, their working conditions, their industries and the companies that employ them, and this year 2,177 people across the country responded. The survey was conducted on behalf of the industries three leading magazines MM&D, PurchasingB2B, and CT&L—and SCMA, formerly PMAC. The statistics are considered accurate +/- 2.1 percent, 19 times out of 20.
Perception versus reality
The majority of male respondents—79 percent to be exact—believe their female counterparts are receiving equal pay for equal work. By contrast, 55 percent of female respondents say women aren’t paid the same.
It turns out the women are right. For men, the 2013 overall average salary is $94,492 (which represents a 3.6 percent increase from the $91,181 they made in 2012). For women, the average salary is $77,842, which is 3.7 percent higher than the $75,033 they earned last year.
This means women earn only 88.6 percent of the overall average industry salary and 82.4 percent of what their male co-workers get.

Among MM&D Readers, in 2013 men take home $99,580 while women earn 83.3 percent of that figure, which is even lower than the industry average. Their mean salary is $82,930.

It doesn’t even matter how long a woman has been in the supply chain field. In every stage of their careers, women make less than men. For those just getting their start in the industry—employed five years or less—the mean salary for women is $59,849, and for men it’s $65,479, a difference of $5,630. This is a significant step back from gains made by this cohort in 2012 when the salary difference in this group was only $437 ($56,127 for men and $55,690 for women).

Those in the next stage of their careers (employed in supply chain for between six and 10 years) also saw the wage gap jump from a difference of $3,864 in 2012 to a $6,318 difference in 2013. In 2013 men in this group earn $76,517 while the women earn $70,253. In 2012 the men earned $71,395 and the women,$67,531.
Conclusion: Pay equity is guaranteed in Section 11 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. If it has been enshrined in law as a human right, why will women soon be forced to bargain for it?


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