By Corynne Cirilli 

Financial Manager is ranked as the career with the second largest wage disparity, with women’s pay hovering at 65 percent of what men make. So women are entering the financial sector in greater numbers, but they aren’t being paid what men are. Forbes reports that while 46 percent of financial services employees are women, only 15 percent are represented at the executive level. Women who worked full-time in the areas of “securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents” fared lowest, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. In 2018, women in those specific roles pulled in 63.9 percent of men’s weekly median earnings.

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