On the occasion of Equal Pay Day, the MojaPlaca salary survey website said on Monday that women in the EU got paid 16% less for the same job than men and that Croatia kept up with this trend as the average women's pay is 5,746 kuna (€770) and the men's 6,668 kuna (€894).
Equal Pay Day was designated at the European Commission's initiative with the aim of equating women's and men's salaries for the same jobs, the website said.
The biggest pay gap is between those with the highest and lowest education. "Men with a post-graduate, MBA or other degree have 30% higher salaries in comparison with women with the same level of education."
Men without or with qualifications are paid 25% more than women, and especially underpaid are women aged 45-54 whose peers have 24% higher salaries.
Broken down by job category, the biggest gap is in services, where men are paid 46% more than women, on average. Men working in tourism, the hospitality industry, arts and culture have 20% higher salaries.
Broken down by position, the biggest gaps are between specialised workers (up to 24%) and managers (18%), while the smallest are between administration and office staff (about 10%).
The most equalised salaries are in engineering and the IT sector, and women are better paid in power supply, telecommunications and insurance, according to MojaPlaca.
(€1 = HRK 7.464485)