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When A Male CEO Makes A Dollar, A Female CEO Makes 69 Cents

By Annie-Rose Strasser on May 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

"When A Male CEO Makes A Dollar, A Female CEO Makes 69 Cents"

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Overall, women get paid 77 cents to a man’s dollar, but we’ve pointed out before that the pay gap is worse for some. And the professions that wind up paying women less can be surprising — the financial and lobbying industries, for example, are among the worst offenders.

Unfortunately, even when women make it to the top of large companies, they still face massive pay gaps. Women CEOs make only 69 percent of what their male counterparts make. This chart from Kevin Drum at Mother Jones points out how that number compares to other professions:

It’s particularly disheartening that a job to which many aspire, and which is known as a rain-making career, is so unbalanced. There’s no need to cry over the amount of money CEOs are earning– it’s still egregiously more than everyone else– but in all cases, no matter the profession, there should still be pay equity.

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