Women in Science Are Outnumbered and Outearned [infographic]

There have been countless studies about women’s earnings and how they are still not up to par with their male peers, even in the year 2013. A perfect example of this seems to be in the field of science, as this CityTownInfo.com infographic proves.

The weekly take-home pay for a male in the science industry is an average of $1,117. For a woman, that amount drops to $853. An offensive argument that has been made for the pay difference is the perception that women might take more time off than men in order to have children. The truth is, not all women want to become mothers and, even if they do, they shouldn’t be punished for following nature’s path.

This doesn’t mean there aren’t inspiring women in science. For example, professor Deborah Jin discovered a way to cool down molecules sufficiently to witness chemical reactions in slow motion for the first time.

Check out the infographic below for more revelations on women in science being outnumbered and outearned.

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