A growing body of research is investigating the "gender wage gap," which is the phenomenon in which women make, on average, less than men. This wage gap persists regardless of employment: men and women in the same position often make drastically different salaries.\nA new study commissioned by ADP Canada shows that women not only make less than men, but they also receive lower bonuses and other forms of compensation.\nREAD ALSO: Quebec's Minister of Energy Finally Confirms That Quebecers Will Be Reimbursed For Hydro Surcharges\nTL;DR A new study commissioned by ADP Canada demonstrates that women make almost 25% less than men on average. This means that the average woman is paid $17000 less than her male equivalent.\nView this post on Instagram It's simple. 💪 Tag the creator, pls! A post shared by Girlboss® (@girlboss) on Mar 8, 2019 at 1:14pm PST\nThe survey, carried out by Leger, shows that women make on average only 75% of what men make.\nThe results of the survey, based on self-reported figures, state that the average woman makes $49,721 while men say they make $66,504 per year.\nThis leads to a yearly difference of close to $17 000. This gap persisted when researchers looked at non-salary bonuses, with "men report annual earnings averaging $5,823 and women report an average of $3,912 – a 32.8% difference."\n@_ts97_embedded via\nSo this difference is not just due to women choosing less high-paying jobs and taking maternity leave.\nOther factors, like non-salary compensations, are also handed out unevenly. Furthermore, as this graph shows, women are penalised for having children while men are not.\nUnsurprisingly, men are less likely to believe that a gender wage gap exists. Amongst men, 80% believe that men and women are compensated equally in the workplace, while less than two-thirds of women (62%) believe that to be true.\nInterestingly, Quebec is the province most likely to believe that men and women are compensated equally, with a whopping 78% of respondents saying that they believe that both genders earn equal salaries.\nAddressing the gender wage gap must remain a priority in the workplace.\nAccording to the survey, "managers (72%) were the most likely group to believe that pay equity is a priority in their organization, while executives (31%) were the most likely to say it is not a priority in their organization."\nSource.