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Males with 42 percent higher wages than females

The total wages of men within the Federation of General and Specialized Workers in Iceland are, on average, 42 percent higher than that of women in the Federation, according to a Gallup poll conducted this autumn. However, men work on the average 55.3 hours per week, whereas women work 44.6 hours per week. VÍSIR online reports.

Average working hours of individuals in full-time work is 51 hours per week, which is an hour longer than in 1998. In other sectors, the working week has become two hours shorter over the same period.

Average total wages of individuals in full-time employment are ISK 245,000 (USD 3,600) per month; or ISK 276,000 (USD 4,100) for men and ISK 194,000 (USD 2,900) for women. The average overtime within the Federation is 11 hours per week.

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