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Myth Buster: The Truth About the Gender Wage Gap

PayScaleMyth debunked! While a pay gap does exist, it is smaller than most people think. For women and men in identical roles, the pay gap is 2.7%. This myth originates from the fact that when all women’s jobs are compared to all men’s jobs, the pay gap widens to 74 cents on the dollar, aka 26%, but that is because more women work in lower-paying fields. Moral of the story? Forget the pay gap and focus on this jobs gap—bring more women into leadership roles and high-paying fields!

Myth debunked! While a gender wage gap does exist, it is smaller than most people think. For women and men in identical roles, the pay gap is 2.7%. This myth originates from the fact that when all women’s jobs are compared to all men’s jobs, the pay gap widens to 74 cents on the dollar, aka 26%, but that is because more women work in lower-paying fields. Moral of the story? Forget the pay gap and focus on this jobs gap—bring more women into leadership roles and high-paying fields!

There’s more where this came from…check out the top 10 myths PayScale’s debunked! What has bad data led you to believe?

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