During the recession, plenty of people's wages dropped or stagnated, but how was that experience different for men versus women? It turns out that, overall, men’s wages plummeted further and faster than women’s during the toughest years of the recession, but they have since regained strength more quickly than women's.
“The industries hit hardest by the recession were those where you'd find mostly men working, such as construction and mining. Meanwhile, industries where women dominate, such as healthcare and education, didn’t suffer as dramatic of wage drops,” says PayScale's lead analyst, Katie Bardaro.
Curious about the wage highs and lows for each gender since 2006? See PayScale’s “Men’s Wages Are Fighting Back” infographic.
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