The gender gap in CEO pay is 17 percent.
Women CEOs last year earned on average $10.94 million, about 17 percent less than what their male counterparts made. As Bloomberg writers Carol Hymowitz and Cécile Daurat point out, a lot of factors go into calculating compensation, including performance and experience. In addition, women typically start their careers at a lower pay scale. But even when they reach the top, the gap persists.
Then there’s Patti Hart, the chief executive officer of International Game Technology (IGT). She received $6 million in total compensation last year—65 percent lower than the average CEO pay in her industry.