Occupations Influence the Gender Pay Gap [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted June 18, 2013 by Katherine Toll in Women's Issues

Monday, June 10, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the day President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. Marcy Twete recently highlighted this in her article, The Equal Pay Act Turns 50 – Does It Matter?

It’s a fair question considering women still earn approximately .77¢ on the dollar compared to their male counterparts in the same position. (See my article .59¢ on the Dollar for more details.)

The Huffington Post reports that the,

White House’s National Equal Pay Task Force has issued a report examining the many advances women have made since 1963 and the economic inequalities that persist. Titled Assessing the Past, Taking Stock of the Future, the document tracks women’s gains in education, work force participation, entrepreneurship, military service and tech and examines why all of these changes still haven’t resulted in pay parity. One issue that has gotten less attention than the overall 23-cent wage gap is the high percentage of women who still work in traditionally female fields and how much less workers in these fields earn. [Author’s emphasis]

Take a look at this infographic for the full story, and share your opinions with us. Why do women continue to work in traditionally female fields where the earning potential is less? 

About the Author

Katherine Toll

Katherine (Kathi) Toll possesses more than 20 years of management and consulting experience within the retail and beauty industry. Her industry experience combined with her special brand of irreverence fuels her mission to find the ‘must-have’ beauty products for Career Girls of all ages. She aspires to remind women the airbrushed perfection of the beauty industry must be tempered with a healthy dose of humor. Kathi holds a general management certification from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, along with an undergraduate degree from Northwestern’s School of Communications.