Even as IT sector stands male-dominated, when it comes to starting salaries women earn at par or more than their male counterparts, according to a recent survey.
In Delhi, women (Rs 9.8 lakhs per annum) earn more than males (Rs 9.5 LPA) with experience between 0-3 years. However, as the experience increases, i.e. more than 4 years, men start earning more than women, ‘Salary Survey 2015’ by iimjobs, an online recruitment platform for management positions in the country stated.
Hyderabad is another city where women earn more (Rs 9.7 LPA) than their male counterparts (Rs 9.4 LPA) with experience between 0-3 years, which becomes equal at Rs 17.7 LPA when the experience increases to 7-10 years, the report added.
In Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore both genders begin with equal salary. However, when the experience increases men more or less overtake women, it said.
“The survey gives an in-depth insight into salaries of working professionals across various job sectors in all Indian metropolitan cities, a vital information for both employees and employers. It gives a macro view of the salary trends
across different cities and is valuable to those who would like to benchmark their salaries vis-a-vis their peers in the industry,” iimjobs founder Tarun Matta said.
The ‘Salary Survey 2015’ was administered on approximately 100,000 registered users on the website. In the Accounting and Taxation sector, the pay gap between both genders is huge with men earning almost double than women in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
While there is more than 50 percent increase in salary of men with experience between 7-10 compared to that of women in Delhi. In Mumbai, males earn Rs. 54.7 LPA (11-15 years experience) opposed to Rs. 22.5 LPA earned by their female counterparts, the report revealed.
Similarly, in the ITES-BPO and Customer Service the pay gap is huge with men earning 45.5 percent more than women with over 15 years of experience in Bangalore.
In Delhi too there is disparity as women earn Rs. 17.6 LPA with experience of 11-15 years, while men get Rs. 38.6 LPA with similar work experience, it said.
The report further revealed that both the genders earn almost in similar range in starting salary, in the banking and finance sector, in Hyderabad. However, in Chennai the initial salary of women is more than men in the sector.
In Human Resource sector, men with over 15 years of experience earn almost 1.5 times more than women.