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Female Architects Earn 20 Percent Less Than Male Architects in US

Female Architects Earn 20 Percent Less Than Male Architects in US
Female Architects Earn 20 Percent Less Than Male Architects in US, Source: Table of 2013 American Community Survey estimates, U.S. Census Bureau
Source: Table of 2013 American Community Survey estimates, U.S. Census Bureau

In 2013, there were 145,439 full-time, year-round architects in the United States - roughly 31,000 of which were women. Making up just over 21 percent of the workforce, these women were on average paid just 80 percent the salaries of their male counterparts, according to the latest statistics released by the US Census Bureau. This means the median income for male architects was $14,877 more than female architects. 

The disparity of female architects is a well-known fact. However, it’s interesting to see that disproportionate pay is prevalent and pervasive across other professions, such as in the financial and legal sectors. Check out the full statistics here.

News via US Census Bureau, ARCHITECT  

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Female Architects Earn 20 Percent Less Than Male Architects in US" 18 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/611064/female-architects-earn-20-percent-less-than-male-architects-in-us/>
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