Female Stars Explain Why Men In Showbiz 'Should Have It All' In Tongue-In-Cheek PSA

April 22, 2015 7:00 AM

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> Women's pay as a pct. of men's: 73.2% > Median earnings for men: $49,726 > Median earnings for women: $36,386 The median earnings of women working in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metro area were $36,386 in 2013, 73.2% of the earnings of men working in the area, the 10th worst gender pay gap among large metro areas. By contrast, women across the country earned 78.8% of what men earned. The area's women were slightly more likely than the men to have at least a bachelor's degree, although this was clearly not an advantage. The severity of the area's pay gap varied widely by occupation. Women working in the installation, maintenance, and repair occupations had earnings on par with their male peers. On the other hand, in the legal professions and architecture and engineering positions women earned 44.4% and 59.1% of the male earnings, respectively. These pay gaps were the widest compared to other occupations in the area, and were also among the worst versus comparable figures in other metro areas. Read more at 24/7 Wall St.

> Women's pay as a pct. of men's: 72.7% > Median earnings for men: $50,614 > Median earnings for women: $36,800 Women in Colorado Springs held 72.3% of education positions, and yet, their earnings equalled just 70.1% of the comparable male earnings in the field. Female health practitioners in the ar...

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