- Men are nearly three times as likely to earn six figures
- Only 35 percent of female workers believe there is equal pay in the workplace
- More than half of workers do not aspire to be in a leadership position at a company
Today, gender equality in the workplace is top of mind for politicians, activists, business leaders and workers. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than half of workers (55 percent) do not believe men and women are paid equally for the same job, and a similar proportion (51 percent) do not feel men and women are given the same career advancement opportunities.
A significant number of employers agree with 20 percent of human resource managers admitting that women do not make the same wages as their male counterparts at their organizations.
More than 3,200 workers and more than 220 human resource managers in the private sector across industries participated in the nationwide survey, conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from November 4 and December 1, 2015.
Taking a closer look at pay comparisons, men were nearly three times as likely to report earning six figures and nearly twice as likely to earn $50,000 or more. Women were twice as likely to report earning less than $35,000.
Earn less than $35,000
- Men – 23 percent
- Women – 47 percent
Earn $50,000 or more
- Men – 49 percent
- Women – 25 percent
Earn $100,000 or more
- Men – 14 percent
- Women – 5 percent
Survey results confirm that women feel inequality to a greater extent than men — only 35 percent of women believe there’s equal pay (compared to 56 percent of men) and 39 percent of women say there are equal opportunities for advancement (compared to 60 percent of men).
Source: CareerBuilder, February 25, 2016
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