#EqualPayDay: It’s not a myth. Women are missing from the highest-paid jobs
If it’s a high-paid job, chances are you won’t find a woman in it.
That’s the conclusion of a LinkedIn analysis, prepared for Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, of how women fared in the top 100 highest-paying jobs in the U.S. On average, women make up less than 30% of employees in each role. Among the highest-paid roles, only three of them employ more women than men — all within human resource roles.
“Parity has been an uneven and slow progress,” says Paul Ko, head of economic graph analysis at LinkedIn.
The disparity is pronounced in the upper echelons of tech leadership, where females are underrepresented as chief technology officer (5%), vice president of engineering (5%) and director of system engineering (7%) roles.