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The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Safe Site Check-In shared the results of a workforce survey. This survey consisted of over 700 women in construction and was conducted in early February 2021, over a variety of construction jobs and titles.
The survey included women from both the Public and Private sectors, with jobs as C-Suite Executives, HVAC Technicians, Administration, Plumbers, Accounting, Roofers, and more! In addition, 57% of the women work in an office, 40% work in both the field & office, and 3% work in the field solely.
Almost half, 49%, of the survey participants have been in construction for 16+ years.
Construction opportunities for women are on the rise. One finding from the survey is that 71% agreed the opportunities for women were increasing and 28% felt the opportunities were the same.
Another significant finding found on average 99.1% of women in construction earn what their male colleagues do. This illustrates a significantly smaller gender pay gap in the construction industry compared to other industries.
The surveyed women were also asked, “On a scale of 1-100, how does your employer rank in treating me and women equally.” More than half, 59%, ranked their employer at 80 or above. However, this definitely shows an area for growth.
Click here to read more about the findings of the Survey.
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