Apr 25, 2013 4:29 AM by Lacey Steele

Earning gap still exists between men and women

While there's been great strides in equalizing compensation for both women and men, there are still wage gaps in some jobs today.

A new study from Career Builder and Economic Modeling Specialists reveals that on average men earn more than $68,000 annually compared to women who earn just over $44,000.

It appears women are still lagging behind men in leadership roles.

However, trends are pointing in a positive direction as more women pursue careers in specialized positions such as engineering, healthcare, sales, and information technology.


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