The 5 Jobs With the Worst Gender Pay Gap
Men earn more than women in every industry, but some occupations have a worse gender pay gap than others. Recently, Time released their list of the 25 jobs with the biggest gap between male and female earnings. Let’s take a closer look at the five jobs at the top of the list.
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These professions have the most sizable problem with the gender pay gap. On average, males working in one of these professions make $38,008, according to the data used for this study, while females with the same job titles make an average of $15,232. That means that men make 149.5 percent more, the most significant gap of any profession.
2. Fishers and hunters.
Folks who make their living through hunting or fishing also experience a broad gender wage discrepancy. Once again, the average female employed in these fields makes less than half of her male counterparts. According to the data presented here, men working these jobs earn 136.2 percent more than women.
3. Tax preparers.
PayScale has found that experience has a moderate impact on this job, and that salary ranges widely, with hourly rates from about $8 to $22. Apparently, the gender wage gap has a profound impact on individuals’ salaries as well; men reported earn 121.2 percent more than women earn while working this job.
4. Financial specialists (all other).
Folks with training in marketing or finance are well-suited for these jobs, which are primarily focused around meeting with clients and selling services to financial institutions. Men earn 109 percent more than women working in this industry.
Finally, rounding out the five jobs with the worst gender pay gap problem is the job of glazier. According to PayScale, the majority of folks working these jobs, which deal with glass cutting and installation, are men. But, that doesn’t help us understand why the women who are in the industry make so much less than their male counterparts. The gender pay gap for this job title is 94.4 percent.
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Gina Belli works as a teacher, freelance writer, and educational consultant, and lives in her beloved home state, Connecticut. She likes to write about education, work-life balance, and the economy. Given her arresting capacity to over-analyze anything interpersonal, her writing often tends to focus on some of the more emotional aspects of workplace connections and disconnections, as they relate to partnerships and teams, personality and communication styles, and leadership. In her free time, she likes to putter around her renovated one-room schoolhouse home, take walks in the woods, and eat as much guacamole as she can get her hands on.