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Why Is Government One of the Worst Industries for Equal Pay?


Given the fact that government is the institution requiring equal pay and that public-sector salaries are often publicized, one would think that women would be better off as civil servants.

Think again.

According to a recent report from the online salary data firm Pay Scale, public administration has one of the highest gender pay gaps of 21 industries and professions. Women in the field, on average, make 25 percent -- or $16,900 -- less than men. Only finance and insurance; professional, scientific and technical servicing; and mining and quarrying have a bigger gap.

There are many reasons for the disparity. KEEP READING>>

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What Government Needs to Do to Meet Its Staffing Challenges

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Tips for States and Cities Trying to Raise Workers' Wages

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The Woman in Charge of the World's 6th Largest Economy

Betty Yee has no small task.

Kentucky Eases Requirements to Be a Cop

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When Building a Diverse Workforce, Hiring Is Just the Start

Diversity has a lot of benefits, but achieving it isn't as easy as it sounds.


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