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Equal Pay Day Report Reveals Earning Challenges For Women In Tech

Equal Pay For Women in Tech

New data shows that LGBTQ status compounds the gender wage gap for women.

Career marketplace firm, Hired, has released its in-depth, proprietary data report which includes information on where LGBTQ wage earners are on the gender gap scale in the tech industry.

In honor of Equal Pay Day 2017, which is April 4 in the US, the report examines how LGBTQ status, as well as gender and race, impact wages. For example, the report found that women who identify as LGBTQ ask for and receive lower salary offers than other cohorts.

According to the report:

LGBTQ status has a negative impact on pay.
Non-LGBTQ men are offered an average salary of $120k, outearning all other groups
Men who identify as LGBTQ are offered an average of $117k
Non-LGBTQ women receive an average salary offer of $112k
Women who identify as LGBTQ receive an average of $110k
Salary expectations followed the same pattern, with non-LGBT men asking for the most money and LGBTQ women asking for the least, showing a clear connection between the salaries candidates ask for and what they receive.

Race also has a negative impact on pay.
On average, white men are offered the highest salaries and black women are offered the lowest salaries.
The gap between white men and black women is 21%, which is twice as large as the gap between white men and white women.
White women earn 2% more than black men – men of all other races receive higher salaries than women.

Apples to apples, women still earn less.
63% of the time, women receive lower salary offers than men for the same job at the same company – this is an improvement since last year’s report.
Women are offered 4% less than male applicants for the same role on average, with some companies shortchanging women by more than 50%.
For one out of every ten job openings we analyzed, companies offered men salaries that were at least 20% higher than those they offered to women.

Negotiation has a direct impact on salaries.
69% of the time, women ask for less money than men, averaging 4% less. This number rose to as much as 80% in some cases.

View the report here.

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