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Is there a gender pay gap for San Antonio jobs?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

A new report from Payscale reports that there may be a gender pay gap for San Antonio jobs.

PayScale’s “Inside the Gender Pay Gap” report examines the difference in median earnings of men and women overall, as well as by marital and family status, across industry, job family, degree level, generation, management status, job level, state, and metropolitan statistical area.

Using our proprietary compensation algorithm, we are able to estimate a controlled median pay for females by adjusting for outside compensable factors across gender (years of experience, education, company size, management responsibilities, skills, and more), and calculate the difference in pay between similar men and women working the same jobs.

All data is collected from ~1.4 million full-time U.S. employees who successfully completed the PayScale Survey between July 2013 and July 2015.

Highlights from PayScale’s “Inside The Gender Pay Gap” Report:

  1. The controlled and uncontrolled gender pay gap is higher between married men with children and married women with children than any other demographic.
  2. Married men earn the highest overall salaries ($67,900 for men with children; $60,800 for those without), and single moms have the lowest overall salaries, both uncontrolled ($38,200) and when controlled ($45,500) for all measured compensable factors (experience, job, etc.).
  3. Salaries continue to increase for men until they reach the age range of 50 – 55, with a median salary of $75,000; while salaries for women plateau much earlier, between the ages of 35 – 40, with a median salary of $49,000.
  4. Both the uncontrolled (20.7 percent) and controlled (1.4 percent) gender pay gaps in the tech industry are smaller than the pay gaps in other industries.  This holds true for the controlled pay gap at all job levels except at the executive level, where the controlled gender pay gap for the tech industry is slightly larger than in non-tech industries.
  5. There are 4 states (Alaska, Delaware, Michigan and Washington) in which the most relatively common job for men has a median income of over $100,000. There are no states in which the most relatively common job for women exceeds $77,000.

Are employees shopping for goods at San Antonio jobs?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

More employees may be shopping online for things while at San Antonio jobs, according to a recent survey from Careerbuilder.

Half of workers (50 percent) say they’ll be spending at least some work time holiday shopping, up 3 percent from last year. Of this group, 42 percent will spend an hour or more doing so.


As mobile technology continues to have a growing presence in the workplace, more workers are using their gadgets to shop. Forty-two percent of employees use their personal smart phones or tablets to shop, a strong increase from last year (27 percent).

Whether desktop or mobile, a higher percentage of workers in the sales and financial services industries online shop compared to those in other industries:

  • Sales: 63 percent
  • Financial Services: 62 percent
  • Information Technology: 57 percent
  • Health Care: 52 percent
  • Transportation: 50 percent
  • Manufacturing: 46 percent
  • Leisure & Hospitality: 42 percent
  • Retail:39 percent

Twelve percent of employers say they’ve fired someone for holiday shopping on the Internet while at work (compared to 8 percent last year), and 56 percent say their organization blocks employees from accessing certain websites from work — up 3 percent from last year.

  • 36 percent of employers say their organization monitors the sites employees visit, a 4 percent increase since last year.
  • 55 percent of employers restrict employees from posting on behalf of the company on social media, and 32 percent have adopted stricter policies in this regard over the past year (compared to 50 and 25 percent last year, respectively).
  • 28 percent say they’ve fired someone for using the Internet for non-work related activity, and 18 percent have fired an employee for something they posted on social media (compared to 24 and 12 percent last year, respectively).

Will hiring be strong for San Antonio jobs?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

A survey from Careerbuilder predicts that Q4 hiring for San Antonio jobs among other locations will be strong.

Full-time, permanent hiring in the fourth quarter is projected to be the most robust since 2006 and seasonal hiring is poised to outpace last year’s projections by a healthy margin, according to CareerBuilder’s latest forecast. Thirty-four percent of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent staff in Q4, and nearly the same percentage (33 percent) expect to add seasonal staff.

Thirty-nine percent of employers added full-time, permanent headcount in Q3, up from 34 percent in the same period in 2014 and 28 percent in 2013. Ten percent decreased headcount, on par with last year, while 49 percent made no change to staff levels and 1 percent was unsure.

Looking ahead, 34 percent of employers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in Q4, up from 29 percent in 2014 and 25 percent in 2013. Ten percent expect to reduce staff, on par with last year, while 52 percent anticipate no change and 4 percent are unsure.

Seasonal hiring activity over the next three months is also expected to show notable year-over-year gains. One third (33 percent) of employers expect to hire seasonal workers in Q4, up from 26 percent last year. Fifty-seven percent expect to transition some seasonal staff into full-time, permanent roles, up from 42 percent last year.

Seasonal workers will likely benefit from recent minimum wage increases implemented at the federal and state level and among large name brands. Thirty-seven percent of employers say they will increase pay for their seasonal staff, up 10 percentage points over last year. Seventy-two percent of seasonal employers will pay $10 or more per hour while 19 percent will pay $16 or more.

Half of seasonal employers (52 percent) say they’re boosting staffs to help with the busier holiday season while others are focused on wrapping up the year (30 percent) or ramping up for 2016 (31 percent).