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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