Study: Gender pay gap still there, but narrowing

New numbers show women are still making less in the workplace than their male counterparts.

According to the US Department of Labor Statistics, women working full time are on average making 17.8 percent less than males in the same career.

Men earned an average of $1,002 per week compared to $825 for women.

“Women are less likely to negotiate a salary,” said Quincy Young Professionals Member LeeAnn Homberger. “As you are graduating from college or you’re thinking about changing your career or find something you cant to do for the rest of your life, definitely negotiate your self worth and your experience and what you’ve learned in your life.”

The wage gap is shortening though. According to the numbers, the wage gap between men and women was 22.4 percent back in 2010.

Kaylee Pfeiferling

Kaylee Pfeiferling

Multimedia Journalist

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