Friday 13 December 2019

One in five very high earners at big firms is female, new report shows

Women now account for one in five very high earners at big Dutch organisations, up from 15% in 2010, according to new research from the national statistics office CBS.

The CBS looked at companies and organisations with a workforce of at least 500 and studied the composition of the highest earners – the top 0.2%. In total, around 6,600 people were included in the study.

In healthcare, where women fill 84% of the jobs, women accounted for 30% of the highest earners, well above the average, the CBS said.

In construction and other areas where men dominate the workforce, women held just 4% of the best paid jobs.

The CBS said the fact that women are more likely to work part-time has an impact on their earnings potential. Almost all the high earners in the research group worked full time, including 95% of the best paid women. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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