15 Jobs With The Largest Gender Pay Gaps
Though progress has been made to shrink the gender pay gap, significant issues still exist. While the overall unadjusted pay gap between men and women in the U.S. is 21.4 percent, meaning women earn, on average, $0.79 for every $1.00 men earn, some professions have far more disparate gaps.
The pay gap can be divided into what can be “explained” due to differences in worker characteristics (e.g., age, education, etc.) and what remains “unexplained,” and may be attributed to factors such as workplace bias (whether intentional or not), negotiation gaps between men and women and/or other unobserved worker characteristics.
One of the most significant factors contributing to the pay gap is the industry and jobs that men and women sort themselves into, also known as “occupational sorting.” As such, the adjusted gender pay gap is the largest for pilots (26.6 percent), chefs (24.6 percent) and C-suite professionals (e.g., chief executive officer, chief financ… Read More