Israeli Gender Wage Gap Widened in 2018, Report Says
Israeli women earned on average 31.6% less than their male counterparts in 2018, according to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics
Billy Frenkel | 15:35 09.12.2019
Israel's gender wage gap widened in 2018, according to a new report published Monday by Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). The average monthly wage of Israeli men in 2018 was NIS 12,559 (approximately $3618). That same year, Israeli women earned on average NIS 8,546 (approximately $2462), or 31.6% less. In 2017, women did slightly better in comparison, earning on average 31% less than their male counterparts. Median wages showed a similar trend, with the median wage gap between men and women increasing from 24.7% in 2017 to 27.5% in 2018. The difference in compensation can be partially attributed to a difference in work hours: Israeli men work on average a 44.7-hour week, while women work 36.9 hours per week. Still, when calculating the average wage per hour, men earn NIS 66.3 ($19.1), while women earn NIS 55.7 ($16), a 16% gap.