Visualising the pay gap
Jess McCabe // 2 March 2009
The New York Times has posted a handy graphic breaking down the pay gap by occupation.
This is obviously charting the pay gap in the US, but it’s none-the-less extremely interesting. Hover over the dots for more information.
Only four occupations have successfully closed the pay gap, or even slightly overshot – with women earning marginally more than men: data entry, postal services clerk, special eduction teacher and ticket agent. A number of other professions are close – women social workers earning only 1% less than their male co-workers.
Some of the biggest pay gaps seem to be suffered by laundry workers (31%), retail sales workers (35%), surgeons and physicians (40%), financial managers (37%), medical scientists (37%), compliance officers (33%)… it goes on…
(Via Miriam at Feministing).