From Wage gap for women in tech is surprisingly small we learn:
Female engineers make 89 cents for every $1 their male colleagues earn, according to the report. Among engineering managers, the difference is negligible with women making 99 cents for every $1 a man makes.
That should make women more interested in these fields. As I wrote in a recent column, women leave the tech industry at twice the rate as men. But some of those who stay say they have found satisfying careers, as I wrote in another column.
Compare tech’s 89 cents gender wage gap to the national average of 79 cents.And compare it to professions like law and medicine, where women have found a lot of success. For physicians and surgeons, women make 71 cents for every man’s $1. Female lawyers and judges make 82 cents. Finance has a wage gap of 66 cents.
For those of us who have daughters ...well, in my case, granddaughters... encouraging them to consider careers in tech fields might be a good idea.