Infographic: Men in Science Out-Earn Women

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Fewer women are entering science and technology professions, and after taking a good look at a new infographic created for City Town Info, I don’t blame my fellow ladies at all for steering clear of such male dominated fields.

The infographic, which is based on data from a new Women in Global Science and Technology report, reveals that women are outnumbered and outearned in science, with men taking home an average of $1,117 to a woman’s $853 per week and 3,000 more males in the biological sciences realm. The mean suggested starting salary was lower for women as well, and while some might argue that women go off and have children and work less as such, not all females decide to become mothers, and both moms and non-moms alike are at a disadvantage in this line of work. Luckily, the government has plans to support science education and careers for girls by partnering with private and nonprofit partners, and institutions of higher education like the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a growing female science faculty. There’s still a long way to go, as you can see from just a quick glance at the graphic below.

 

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