by Jacob Passy

Perhaps the greatest irony of all: The biggest wage gap is seen among personal financial advisers — women advisers make just over half what their male colleagues earn, according to an analysis from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. One theory: Male clients, who have built more wealth because of the disparities in male and female earning power and seniority, may prefer male advisers.

In other fields, women are closer to achieving true wage parity. Women in food service, office administration and construction jobs earned more than 90 cents for every dollar a man made. Overall though, the gender pay gap worldwide isn’t expected to close for another century, according to the World Economic Forum.

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