Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said on numerous occasions that she is a passionate backer of equal pay for women across the globe.

In fact, speaking at the ‘Women for Women International’ event earlier in the week, the former Secretary of State brought the issue up herself.

But, it has recently been discovered that Clinton paid her own staff 72 cents for each dollar paid to a man.

The median annual salary for a woman working in Clinton’s office was $15,708.38 less than the median salary for a man.

The figures were based on what she used to pay staffers during the time she spent as Senator for New York.

Clinton made the comments while sitting down with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to discuss the shortcomings of her 2016 campaign and President Donald Trump’s job performance.

‘Were you a victim of misogyny and why do you think you lost the majority of the white female vote?” Amanpour asked Clinton.

The former secretary of state answered yes before changing the subject to equal pay.

‘We just had Equal Pay Day in April, which is how long women have to work past the first of the year to make the equivalent of what men make the prior year in comparable professions, and we know it’s a problem in our country,’ Clinton said. 

‘It’s not something that exists somewhere far away. It exists right here.’

Rebecca joined the HRreview editorial team in January 2016. After graduating from the University of Sheffield Hallam in 2013 with a BA in English Literature, Rebecca has spent five years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past she has been part of the editorial teams at Sleeper and Dezeen and has founded her own arts collective.