In the first three years of their career, women, seem to earn better than their male counterparts across most job sectors in the city, according to a salary survey conducted across major metros in the country. The survey by iimjobs, an online recruitment platform, was conducted across sectors like IT, accounting, auditing, finance and banking, corporate planning, sales and business development and logistics among others. The results were based on responses from nearly 1 lakh employees, of whom 20,000 were from Chennai.

Company heads, however, point out that salary structure is not based on gender but performance. "Every organisation has a fixed pay scale for different entry levels irrespective of gender. After joining the company, performance levels result in different growth rates and change in salary structure. Women may be performing better in certain categories during this phase," said Randstad India managing director and CEO Moorthy K Uppaluri. 

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