Higher ceiling, but it’s still glass (Australia)

Australian graduates earn an average of A$66,000 (£42,700) after four years in the workplace – a 40 per cent rise from their starting salaries. Postgraduates performed even better, with a jump in average salaries from A$65,800 in 2008 to A$85,000 in 2011, according to a Graduate Careers Australia survey reported in The Australian. The study of 12,000 members of the Class of 2007 from 34 universities found graduates in engineering and related technologies were the best paid last year, earning an average of A$76,000, followed by IT, then management and commerce. But the gender pay gap continues to widen, with women earning less than their male counterparts in every industry despite making up 60 per cent of all undergraduates. Even in female-dominated industries such as health and education, men’s earnings continued to outstrip women’s.

Source: Times Higher Education http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=419614&c=1