Men's earnings took some hard hits during the Great Wage Slump of 2009, but they've regained strength in recent years and are now growing at a faster rate than women's. See PayScale's analysis of men and women's wages since 2006.
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Percentage Change in Wages Since 2006: This percentage change was calculated using the same methodology as that used for The PayScale Index, which tracks quarterly compensation trends for full-time, private industry workers, with the exception of the education industry. It has not been adjusted for inflation. It is based on actual wages.
Gender Comparison: The percentage change in wages since 2006 was calculated for men and women separately.
Wage Loss/Gain: In addition to the overall change in wages since 2006, we also provide the wage loss and gain across three time periods: 1) Q4 2006 to Q3 2008; 2) Q4 2008 to Q1 2010 (slump period); and 3) Q2 2010 to Q2 2012 (recovery period). For both the slump period and recovery periods, we also provide the wage loss and gain across four industries. Please note these percentage changes by industry are not gender specific.
Industry Gender Split: Gender presence by industry was determined by PayScale, Inc.