Saturday, May 21, 2011

State of Working Colorado: Industry income by gender – Inequality varies by industry

Gender-inequality in income fluctuates enormously by industry. However, overall the picture is clear — even within the same industries, women earn less than men in Colorado. On average, women in Colorado earn 79 percent of the salary for men in the same industry. Women working in the agricultural and legal industries face the largest income inequality, where they earn half of their male peers. Of Colorado’s industries, only in construction and related occupations do women out-earn their male colleagues.

For more insights, including detailed policy recommendations for enhancing economic security for all Coloradans, check out the State of Working Colorado 2010.

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