According to the Federal Employment Agency, the salaries of full-time employees in Berlin and Brandenburg have increased compared to the pre-Corona period. This applies equally to men and women. The wage gap between the sexes, the so-called gender pay gap, is comparatively small, as the regional directorate Berlin-Brandenburg announced on Wednesday. In Brandenburg, full-time women earn even more than men.
In Berlin, the median gross monthly wage for all full-time employees at the end of 2021 was 3,631 euros. At the end of 2019 it was 3383 euros. In Brandenburg, the value was 2878 (2019: 2708) euros. Women earned 2,971 (2019: 2,779) euros there. Men came to 2838 (2019: 2676) euros per month. In Berlin, the value for women was 3585 (2019: 3329) euros and for men 3676 (2019: 3441) euros.
The median wage describes the value from which there are just as many lower as higher incomes. The average income is higher.
Women and men in Berlin and Brandenburg are traditionally almost equal when it comes to salaries, said the head of the regional office, Ramona Schröder. “But we also know that there are still wage differences between men and women in certain professions, even though they do the same work.”
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According to the regional directorate, salary increases were seen in all sectors. However, there are also exceptions. In the hospitality industry in particular, there were losses in 2021 compared to 2019. In the area of education and teaching, on the other hand, the wages of full-time employees have risen significantly in both Berlin and Brandenburg.