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Glassdoor: Men More Likely Than Women To Go After High-Paying Jobs

Updated: Apr 2, 2019

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Valerie Bolden-Barrett

Dive Brief:

  • A new study by Glassdoor Economic Research revealed a "salary confidence gap" between men and women, with "men being more self-confident in the workplace than women," the report said. Glassdoor data showed that men applied for jobs with base salaries averaging $13,635 higher than the ones women applied for, making for an 18.3% pay gap. But the salary gap disappeared when Glassdoor compared job applications from equally-qualified men and women looking for similar jobs.

  • Glassdoor tested the salary confidence gap with five controls: 1) no controls; 2) age, education and years of experience; 3) industry, occupation, state and firm size; 4) company-specificity; 5) job titles; and 6) current salary.

  • The gender pay gap continues to exist in the U.S. and around the world, Glassdoor said, but it's narrowing. The adjusted pay gap in the U.S. fell from 6.5% in 2011 to 4.6% in 2018. At that pace, the pay gap may not close until 2070. Read more here.

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