Even side hustles pay men more than women—including driving for Uber

In The News

By Quentin Fottrell

Female personal financial advisers make little more than half (56.4%) of men in the same job, compared with 83% overall, according to a separate analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a Washington, D.C.-based research organization. (Critically, that does not account for women who are missing from senior roles in Silicon Valley.)

Indeed, there are only two occupations where women’s median earnings are slightly higher than men’s, while there are 107 occupations in which women’s median earnings were 95% or less than men’s for the same jobs. Women working as “dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers” and “wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products” slightly out-earned men.

Overall, women’s median earnings are lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research concluded.

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