Updated: Apr 2, 2019
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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.