Visualising the pay gap

The New York Times has posted a handy graphic breaking down the pay gap by occupation.

This is obviously charting the pay gap in the US, but it’s none-the-less extremely interesting. Hover over the dots for more information.

Only four occupations have successfully closed the pay gap, or even slightly overshot – with women earning marginally more than men: data entry, postal services clerk, special eduction teacher and ticket agent. A number of other professions are close – women social workers earning only 1% less than their male co-workers.

Some of the biggest pay gaps seem to be suffered by laundry workers (31%), retail sales workers (35%), surgeons and physicians (40%), financial managers (37%), medical scientists (37%), compliance officers (33%)… it goes on…

(Via Miriam at Feministing).

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