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Gender Gap: Where are Women in Tech, Science and Math Jobs?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-17-2011

Gender Gap: Where are Women in Tech, Science and Math Jobs?

24% is the share of STEM jobs that women hold, even though women account for close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy.

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33% is how much more STEM-career women earn compared to women in non-STEM fields.

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27% of workers in the computer science/math fields are women. In 2000, 30% of computer science/math professionals were women.

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$31.11 per hour is what women in STEM jobs earn, compared to $36.34 per hour earned by men with STEM jobs.

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2.5 million working women have STEM-related college degrees, compared to the 6.7 million working men with those degrees.

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Among women with STEM degrees, 42% majored in computer, math or engineering-related studies, while 57% pursued physical and life sciences.

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Only 26% of women with STEM-focused college degrees work in related fields, compared to 40% of men with STEM degrees who do so.

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Women who have a STEM degree and work in a related field earn 29% more than the average female worker.