A new report on the gender wage gap between men and women has found the U.S. tech sector low-balls its female workers, offering them salaries worth 8 percent less than those offered to men.
Data collected by tech recruitment platform Hired found that, based on median salary offers, women in the U.S. tech sector were paid 8 percent less than male counterparts. In the U.K., the gap was 9 percent, equivalent to £5,000 ($6,214) a year in salary terms, while in Canada the gap was 7 percent and 5 percent in Australia.
Hired analyzed more than 10,000 offers made to approximately 3,000 candidates. The company hopes the information will help to close the gender pay gap and encourage debate.
"We want to be part of the solution by sharing much-needed insight for both women and the companies that employ them," the company said on its website.
"Our hope is that by sharing data of this kind, we'll bring attention to this issue, encourage companies to investigate their compensation policies and empower women to ask for their market worth."