Rachel Sanoff
July 28, 2016 3:16 pm
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If you are a woman, you are CERTAINLY aware of the wage gap — it’s infuriating, but it’s not a surprise when it is something you experience in your daily life. And that “78 cents to every man’s dollar” statistic isn’t even true for every woman — it’s typically even WORSE if you are a woman of color.

But new research by Earnest has found some new information that IS a bit of a surprise — albeit a terrible one.

There are a few positions where researchers found women earning more than men, but only in positions for the service industry. In female-dominated industries, like nursing, men are STILL getting larger paychecks.

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The occupations where women did manage to close the wage gap included cashier, barista, and customer service rep. For women in upper-management roles, regardless of the field, they only earned 83 cents to every man’s dollar.

The wage gap is even bigger for women with upper-management roles in the medical field — with women typically earning $36,000 less than men.

It doesn’t help that, as the research found, only 26 percent of women have tried to negotiate their salaries — compared to 42 percent of men.

Let’s use these frustrating research findings to motivate us to fight for the money we deserve to make.

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