Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

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In Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, there were many improvements this year on important gender equality policies/strategies:

  • 6.2pp increase on employers completing a pay gap analysis
  • 4.6pp increase on employers with a gender equality strategy
  • 6.2pp increase on employers offering primary parental leave
  • 6.8pp increase on employers offering secondary parental leave
  • 20.9pp increase on employers with a formal policy/strategy to support employees experiencing family or domestic violence

The numbers

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Fourth highest industry gender pay gap (22.8%)
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Women comprise of 35.2% of management positions
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65.5% of employers offer paid primary carer’s leave and 61.3% offer secondary carer’s leave
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88.2% of employers have a flexible working policy and/or strategy


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