Women’s Pay More Equal to Men in Social Work
Social work is a profession where women are on a more equal footing with men, at least on the bachelor’s degree level, according to this New York Times article.
The article referred to data from PayScale that analyzed the difference between pay between men and women after controlling for demographic factors. PayScale based its data on social work from 1,200 employee profiles.
The median pay for female social workers with a bachelors degree was $35,800 a year compared to $36,600 for men, a difference of just two percent, the article said.
Other careers where the pay between men and women with bachelor’s degree are more equal included communications, finance, psychology, criminal justice and chemical engineering.
To learn more about social work labor force and salary levels visit the National Association of Social Workers’ Center for Workforce Studies by clicking here.| Leave A Comment