Thanks for the interesting question. It looks like female programmers
are getting paid 85% - 90% of the earnings of their male counterparts.
I was able to find the following sources:
Why are Women Leaving Corporate America and Where are They Going?
Quote: "Another factor is many women feel they are undervalued. In
fact, pay equity is still a problem. In the year 2000, women made 87
cents to every dollar a man made (Chao 2001). More specifically, in
the year 2000 women technicians earn 81.2%, computer programmers
89.6%, engineers 84.3%, mathematical and computer scientists 85.4%,
and natural scientists 72.1% of what their male counterparts earn
Women in IT
Quote: "One hurdle is pay parity. Women's average earnings in IT are
still only 85% of men, better, however than the all over average."
NEW ILO STUDY SHOWS U.S. WORKERS PUT IN LONGEST HOURS
Quote: "For example, in 2000, female accountants in the banking sector
in the United States earned 27 percent less than their male
co-workers, while female computer programmers in the insurance sector
earned 10 percent less the males computer programmers."
Hope this helps!
Search Strategy (on Google):
2002 "computer programmers" male vs. female wages
2002 "computer programmers" "average earnings" female
2002 "computer programmers" "pay equity"