Over the last years, topics related to gender equality have received increased attention, especially in the global perspective. Equal compensation between female and male employees is an important aspect of gender equality and is subject to our 2019 special analysis. Several recently adopted regulations and laws, e. g. the Transparency in Wage Structures Act (Entgelttransparenzgesetz) in Germany from June 2017 or the upcoming Law on Equal Wages and Salaries for Men and Women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reflect the topicality of equal gender pay.

Over the last years, topics related to gender equality have received increased attention globally. Equal compensation between female and male employees is an important aspect of gender equality and it is subject to our 2019 special analysis.

Petra Knab-Hägele, Senior Partner hkp/// group

In the following, top and middle management compensation for selected countries worldwide, namely Brazil, China, Germany, Great Britain, the UAE, and the USA, is analyzed regarding pay differences between male and female managers. Along with the expectations, the percentage of female incumbents is higher on the lower management levels than on the top levels for all considered countries. China and the United States are the countries with the largest proportion of female employees across all analyzed levels. Interestingly, these tw