The 11 jobs in which women make more than men

Happy Equal Pay Day!

So, how is that coming along? Wellllll, we’re doing better than we were 100 years ago. Can I get a hurray!

Still lagging though.

For a report published in March, Glassdoor (via Business Insider) mined its user-reported salary data and found that the gender pay gap is still pretty real, both in North America and the rest of the world.

“Men earn more than women on average in every country we examined, both before and after adding statistical controls for personal characteristics, job title, company, industry and other factors designed to make an apples-to-apples comparison between workers.

“Based on more than 505,000 salaries shared by full-time U.S. employees on Glassdoor, men earn 24.1 percent higher base pay than women on average. In other words, women earn about 76 cents per dollar men earn. This is consistent with official sources that show women earn on average 75 to 80 cents per dollar earned by men.”

The gap does shrink when comparing workers with similar age, education, and years
of experience – and, moreover, “comparing workers with the same job title, employer and location, the gender pay gap in the U.S. falls to 5.4 percent (94.6 cents per dollar).”

And there are exactly 11 jobs in which woman out earn men. Coming in at the top of that list is social worker, which just happens to be the 5th worst paying university degree. But you can’t have everything. Where would you put it?

Also on the list are social media professional, merchandiser, and research assistant. Here it is:

1. Social worker
7.8% base pay difference
Women earn $1.08 for every $1 men earn.

2. Merchandiser
7.6% base pay difference
Women earn $1.08 for every $1 men earn.

3. Research assistant
6.6% base pay difference
Women earn $1.07 for every $1 men earn.

4. Purchasing specialist
5.5% base pay difference
Women earn $1.06 for every $1 men earn.

5. Physician advisor
2.4% base pay difference
Women earn $1.02 for every $1 men earn.

6. Communications associate
2.2% base pay difference
Women earn $1.02 for every $1 men earn.

7. Social media professional
1.9% base pay difference
Women earn $1.02 for every $1 men earn.

8. Health educator
0.9% base pay difference
Women earn $1.01 for every $1 men earn.

9. Procurement professional
0.8% base pay difference
Women earn $1.01 for every $1 men earn.

10. Business coordinator
0.5% base pay difference
Women earn $1.01 for every $1 men earn.11.

11. Therapist
0.5% base pay difference
Women earn $1.01 for every $1 men earn.

So, yeah. That kind of sucks. If you are woman you can do your part by asking for a raise. Tell your boss it will be good for womankind. OK. Good luck with that.

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