Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Monday, November 18, 2013

Highlights of New Report on Women's Wages

Some of the findings from the new Bureau of Labor Statistics Report.   

  • Full-time women earn 81 percent of men's earnings. In 1979, it was 62 percent.
  • Age Matters: Women under 24 make 90 percent. Women over 55 only  76 percent.
  • Best occupations for women: pharmacists ($1,871/week) and lawyers ($1,636).  For men, physicians and surgeons ($2,099), lawyers ($2,055), and pharmacists ($1,879) earned the most.
  • Full-time workers who are parents of minor children: women with kids earn $680/week, men with kids earn $946.
  • Women are more likely than men to work part time (<35 hrs/week).  Women who worked part time made up 26 percent of all female wage and salary workers in 2012

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