The average wage gap between men and women among Israeli government offices' employees was 15 percent in 2017, according to a report released Monday by the state's Ministry of Finance.
The report includes salary expenses in Israel's civil service and security bodies in 2017.
According to the report, the average monthly wage of a governmental office female employee in 2017 was 14,686 new shekels (about 4,030 U.S. dollars), compared with an average of 17,737 new shekels (about 4,870 U.S. dollars) for a male employee.
The report also shows even greater salary disparities between men and women among government health workers (28 percent) and state security bodies (21 percent).
Wage gaps were also recorded in Israel's government education system - as the average salary of women was 9 percent lower than that of men in 2017.
The Israeli Ministry of Finance noted that despite the high differences, there has been a narrowing of gaps in recent years, and that they are lower than the wage gap between men and women in the entire Israeli economy (about 31 percent).
The average salary of a doctor in the government health system was 37,187 new shekels (about 10,200 U.S. dollars), far higher than the average salaries in other sectors included in the report.
The total expense for employees included in the report was 38.9 billion new shekels (about 10.67 billion U.S. dollars).