Finance, administration, media and IT are the jobs with the largest pay inequality between men and women.
These sectors are followed closely by jobs in manufacturing, mining, real estate, administration services, the healthcare sector, art and recreation services and the education sector.
The pay discrepancy between men and women varies depending on the profession, but statistics show across all sectors, women earn 14 per cent less than men.
Research conducted by the Ministry of Women's Affairs found that graduates entering the workforce were paid similar salaries, but the pay gap further increased for top-paying roles.
Another factor contributing pay inequality has been attributed to women working in lower paid, female-dominated occupations.
Professions with greatest pay gap:
Financial and insurance services
Professional and administrative services
Information, media and telecommunications
Rental, hiring and real estate services
Public administration and safety
Art and recreation
Education and training