Among companies in general — not those just limited to the behemoths in the S&P 500 — the CEO wage gap actually favors men. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) looked at recent earnings data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and found that for full-time chief executives, women’s earnings were 79.5 percent of men’s. Women CEOs’ median weekly earnings were $1,920, compared to men’s median weekly earnings of $2,415.

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