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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.