Which female workers will be getting paid?
Female workers will make up a majority of jobs in the US economy, but some workers will also be making more money.
According to a report released today by the National Women’s Law Center, the average hourly wage for female workers has risen from $8.19 to $9.37 in the past year.
The average weekly wage has also increased from $2.18 to $2,411, according to the report.
The gender wage gap is widening in the workforce.
In 2012, women made up a whopping 76% of the workforce, but in 2016, women comprised just 24% of full-time workers.
As the number of women working has increased, so has the amount of money being paid to them.
According the report, women working in the manufacturing sector earned an average of $10.10 an hour last year, while their male counterparts earned an estimated $14.65.
In the healthcare sector, women were paid an average $11.60 per hour, while men were paid $12.07 an hour.
The report found that while the gender pay gap is still widening, the gap is narrowing.
The median hourly wage was $8 for women in 2016 and $11 for men.
Women earned less than men in the construction and maintenance occupations, and the highest-paid women earned less.
In 2016, the gender wage rate for non-agricultural occupations, the jobs that have a higher proportion of women in them, was $16.04, while the median hourly rate for those jobs was $11,936.
In 2018, the wage gap was $10, while in 2019, it narrowed to $10 an Hour.
According a report by the American Association of University Women, about 10% of female undergraduates report experiencing a pay gap.
These women often feel like their pay is lower than their male colleagues, and this is not uncommon.
The lack of opportunities for advancement and paid leave can affect women’s mental health, according the report released by the NWLC.
In one study, more than half of female respondents reported feeling like they were underpaid or undervalued.
According also, women are more likely to be in low-paying jobs or are paid less than their men colleagues.
One-third of female employees say they are afraid of their boss or that they may lose their job if they report sexual harassment, and nearly half of those women said they were verbally harassed.
Additionally, women earn less than male colleagues on average and earn less in certain occupations.
According with the report on wage gap, women make up less than one-third to one-half of full time employees and less than 10% to 20% of those who work in a part-time position.
However, in some industries, the difference is even more stark.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology reports that the percentage of women on full- or part- time positions has dropped from 57% to 49%.
In 2018 and 2019, the percentage decreased from 39% to 27%, and in 2020 and 2021, the numbers decreased from 31% to 22%.
The NWLC report found some industries have seen the biggest wage gains, including retail, professional, and manufacturing.
But it also found that in the health care industry, women earned an hourly wage of $11 an hour in 2018, a drop of about 40%.
The National Women & Health Initiative reports that a recent survey by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that while women have made gains in their economic status in recent years, they have not seen a gender wage gain in nearly 20 years.
The NWLCC report found women in many professions are less likely to get promotions than men.
For instance, one in five female employees in the retail trade union told the survey that they are often assigned tasks by men, and a majority also said they receive lower pay for their work.
However the report also found women working outside of the retail industry are often paid less, and in some cases, less than those in the wholesale and wholesale food industry.
According, the NWLHC also found in 2017, the number for women’s employment in retail has decreased from 1.2 million to 990,000.
According for more, read the report below.
Sources: National Womens Law Center | Business Insider | BusinessWeek | The Huffington Post | NWLC | Walgreens | Budweiser