By Annalyn Kurtz
Women’s median earnings are lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, according to a report released Tuesday by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The researchers analyzed data on roughly 120 occupations tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and found, in general, the lowest paid occupations have the smallest wage gaps. This is because both men and women make minimum wage when they’re working at, say, a fast food restaurant. By contrast, the highest paid occupations tend to have the biggest gaps.
So who has the widest gender pay gap of all? Female financial advisers. Last year, women in that field were paid a median of $953 per week for full-time work, whereas men in the exact same profession earned almost double, at $1,714 a week.