CareerBuilder and EMSI Study Shows Women Earn Nearly $24,000 Less Than Men on Average

CareerBuilder and EMSI Study Shows Women Earn Nearly $24,000 Less Than Men on
                                   Average

Study Also Reveals How Men and Women Stack Up in Highest Paid Occupations

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 25, 2013

CHICAGO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from CareerBuilder and
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI) underscores the continued wage gap
in the U.S.On average, men earn $68,300 annually compared to $44,400 for
women, and there continues to be a lower percentage of women in the nation's
highest-paying occupations.

The study also shows that while women continue to lag men in leadership roles,
trends are pointing in a positive direction with women being more equally
represented or surpassing men in various high-skill, specialized
positions.

"While employers have made strides in equalizing compensation for both
genders, historical gaps are still present in some organizations today," said
Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder."Also
contributing to the disparity in income levels is a higher representation of
men working in more lucrative occupations. Fortunately, we're starting to see
that balance out as women account for a larger percentage of the overall
workforce and pursue employment in high-paying areas such as information
technology, engineering, healthcare, sales, etc."

Percentages of Men and Women in Best Paid Occupations
From a leadership perspective, the vast majority - 83 percent - of CEOs today
are men. In a separate CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive study*, male
workers were more likely to report pursuing loftier titles. Twenty-eight
percent of men said they aspire to be in a C-level position (CEO, CFO, CMO,
etc) at some point in their career compared to 16 percent of women.

Looking at occupations with the highest average compensation rate, women
dominated in only four of the top 15 positions according to the CareerBuilder
and EMSI study:

1.Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – $194,085 - 43% men, 57% women
2.Orthodontist – $191,776 - 43% men, 57% women
3.Physician & Surgeon – $187,533 - 55% men, 45% women
4.Dentist, General – $148,096 - 51% men, 49% women
5.Petroleum Engineer – $122,242 - 97% men, 3% women
6.Engineering Manager – $121,888 - 97% men, 3% women
7.Computer & Information Systems Manager – $116,785 - 77% men, 23% women
8.Natural Sciences Manager – $114,744 - 72% men, 28% women
9.Prosthodontist – $114,462 - 38% men, 62% women
10.Air Traffic Controller – $113,547 - 90% men, 10% women
11.Pharmacist – $113,090 - 34% men, 66% women
12.Marketing Manager - $112,424 – 65% men, 35% women
13.Airline Pilot, Copilot & Flight Engineer – $105,518 - 97% men, 3% women
14.Lawyer – $104,395 - 67% men, 33% women
15.General & Operations Manager – $94,744 - 79% men, 21% women

Occupations Where Women Dominate
Examples of occupations that employ a higher percentage of women include:

1.Registered Nurse – 4% men, 96% women
2.Education Administrator, Elementary & Secondary – 17% men, 83% women
3.Psychiatrist – 38% men, 62% women
4.Anesthesiologist – 43% men, 57% women
5.Pediatrician – 42% men, 58% women
6.Interpreter & Translator – 30% men, 70% women
7.Probation Officer & Correctional Treatment Specialist – 34% men, 66% women
8.Claims Adjuster, Examiner & Investigator – 38% men, 62% women
9.Industrial-Organizational Psychologist – 30% men, 70% women
10.Public Relations Specialist – 36% men, 64% women
11.Curator – 33% men, 67% women
12.Graphic Designer – 40% men, 60% women
13.Editor – 36% men, 64% women
14.Mathematical Technician – 46% men, 54% women
15.Bartender – 41% men, 59% women

Occupations Where Genders Are More Equally Represented
Examples of occupations that employ a nearly equal amount of men and women
include:

1.Political Scientist – 50% men, 50% women
2.Advertising and Promotions Manager – 50% men, 50% women
3.School Bus Driver – 50% men, 50% women
4.Arbitrator, Mediator & Conciliator – 51% men, 49% women
5.Sociologist – 51% men, 49% women
6.Computer Operator – 52% men, 48% women
7.Baker – 48% men, 52% women
8.Medical Scientist – 48% men, 52% women
9.Accountant and Auditor – 47% men, 53% women
10.Statistician – 53% men, 47% women
11.Retail Salesperson – 47% men, 53% women
12.Optometrist – 47% men, 53% women
13.Art Director – 47% men, 53% women
14.Postsecondary Teacher – 53% men, 47% women
15.Training & Development Manager – 53% men, 47% women

*CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive survey of 1,746 men and 1,475 women
employed full-time, completed in March 2013.

About EMSI
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) is a CareerBuilder company that
provides industry-leading employment data and economic analysis via web tools
and custom reports. EMSI has produced more than 1,200 comprehensive impact
analyses for colleges and universities in the US and internationally, and its
web tools- Analyst and Career Coach- are used by thousands of professionals
in higher education, workforce and economic development, and the private
sector.

About CareerBuilder®
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping
companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site,
CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24
million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 50 million resumes. CareerBuilder
works with the world's top employers, providing resources for everything from
employment branding and talent and compensation intelligence to recruitment
solutions. More than 10,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband
portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder's proprietary job search
technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI),
Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its
subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and
Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com

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SOURCE CareerBuilder

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