Careers Slideshow: IT Gender Gap Persists in Pay, Executive Promotions

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-07-2011

IT Gender Gap Persists in Pay, Executive Promotions

38 percent of female respondents say they feel they're paid less than males with the same skills/experience, up from 34 percent in 2008.

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39 percent of female respondents feel men have more opportunities to advance within their organizations, up from 26 percent in 2008.

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How do men feel?Not surprisingly, quite differently: 84 percent of male respondents say both genders are paid the same for the same qualifications, and 77 percent believe career advancement is equal.

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24 percent of female respondents say they make $50,000 or more, compared to 45 percent of male respondents.

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3 percent of female respondents make $100,000 or more, compared to 10 percent of male respondents.

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40 percent of female respondents make $35,000 or less, compared to 24 percent of male respondents.

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21 percent of female respondents report holding a management position, compared to 30 percent of male respondents.

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49 percent of female respondents say they're in clerical/administration roles, compared to 25 percent of men.

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Top reasons for disparities in pay and career advancement (percent of female respondents):Not "schmoozing with management" as much as men (35 percent)Management favoring men in general (22 percent)Men tend to be with the company longer (16 percent)

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What bothers men most about women co-workers?They gossip too much, and are too emotional or sensitive.

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What bothers women most about male co-workers?They're arrogant, make inappropriate comments and don't take female co-workers seriously enough.

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