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Foreigners earn less than Italians for same job, says report

Pay difference greater between north and south

Foreigners earn less than Italians for same job, says report

(ANSA) - Venice, August 2 - Salaries for foreigners employed in Italy are substantially lower for the same position held by their Italian counterparts, said the Leone Moressa Foundation in Venice in a report published Thursday. The study compared 2011 third-quarter pay slips throughout Italy and found that on the average, an Italian monthly salary of 973 euros translates into 316 euros less for the equivalent position held by a non-Italian in Venice. Foreigners working in the northern region of Friuli Venezia-Giulia earn an average of 1,113 euros per month, while in Calabria the stipend for the same position averages 674 euros. The pay gap between Italians and non-Italians is also wider in the south, averaging 500 euros. Salary discrepancies also apply to genders, said the report. Within the lower pay bracket for foreigners, women earn 20.5% less than their non-Italian male counterparts.

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