News Wage Gap Persists, Women’s Share of Job Market Grows
posted by August 24 at 12:00 PMon
A new salary survey reveals that even as more women are taking on occupations traditionally dominated by men (and, to a certain extent, vice versa), the wage gap between men and women persists across every job classification, including professions dominated by women. For example, among software developers (a field that’s 13 percent female), full-time female workers make an average of $70,500 to men’s $72,600. Among registered nurses (86 percent female), women average $56,900; men, $64,200. Among attorneys (36 percent female, and growing), women make an average $89,800, while men average $99,100. Meanwhile, women continue to make gains in the job market, with the US Labor Department estimating that by 2014, 53.2 percent of jobs will be held by men, and 46.8 percent by women.