The General Assembly’s largest disparities are in Department of Legislative Services positions such as auditors, systems analysts and managers — all jobs historically dominated by men .

There are 17 male managers in the audit division compared with five female managers, and managers are paid more — which means that in that division overall, men earn considerably more than women.

Heidi Hartmann, an economist and president of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, said a key to eliminating pay gaps in the public sector is to encourage women to look up salary information that is usually part of the public record . That way, they can negotiate better compensation.