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Q: Female Computer Programmers vs. Male Programmers ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Female Computer Programmers vs. Male Programmers
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: secret901-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 06 Mar 2003 13:48 PST
Expires: 05 Apr 2003 13:48 PST
Question ID: 172849
I need a link to a web page (preferably from a respected organization)
comparing the earnings of female programmers to male programmers in
the United States.  Please answer this by 3:00 PM PST today.
Remember, just one link would suffice.

Subject: Re: Female Computer Programmers vs. Male Programmers
Answered By: websearcher-ga on 06 Mar 2003 13:59 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi secret901:

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
(USDoL 2001)."

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."

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"
secret901-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Thanks.  This will help me greatly.

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