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Pay inequity

Here are the 15 occupations that have the widest gender pay gaps in the U.S.

By WITW Staff on March 28, 2016

Glassdoor, a website devoted to transparency in the workplace, has released the results of a new study titled Demystifying the Gender Pay Gap. The study, performed by the company’s chief economist, analyzed salary and job titled data self-reported by 505,000 of the site’s users to paint several portraits of the gender pay gap in the U.S. and in other countries. The study points out three basic types of pay gap: the so-called unadjusted pay gap, which Glassdoor pegs at 24.1 percent, or 76 cents for each dollar earned by male workers (the U.S. Census Bureau puts that figure at 79 cents); one adjusted pay gap, comparing workers with similar age, education and years of experience, that sits at 19.2 percent; and a further adjusted figure that controls for more granular factors — comparing workers with the same job title, employer and location — that pegs the gender pay gap at 5.4 percent, or 94.6 cents per dollar.

One of the more interesting takeaways from the study is which occupations in America have the widest gender pay gaps — even when adjusting for all of the variables mentioned above. The figure below shows the top 15, some of which actually approach a nearly 30 percent pay gap, nearly six times that of the adjusted national average:

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The study found a similar pattern in the four other countries from which it analyzed salary data.

Read the full story at The Washington Post and the complete study at Glassdoor.