Federal and State Government's Gender Hiring Gap | Open The Books Oversight Report

October 30, 2017 10:00 PM
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KEY FINDINGS:

 
1. At the federal level – federal agencies, Congress and the White House – among the most highly compensated employees, male employees outnumber female employees at a 2-to-1 ratio.
 
2. Among the 12,500 highly compensated federal employees (the highest 500 earners in each of the 25 largest federal agencies), 37 percent were female. The 7,869 men earned $1.5 billion and outnumbered the 4,631 women who earned $817 million.
 
3. Among the 500 top-paid U.S. House staffers, 176 were female (35 percent) vs. 324 men (65 percent). The 500 top earners made $82.5 million – $53.5 million of that amount was paid to men while women earned $28.9 million.
 
Among the 500 top-paid U.S Senate staffers, 183 were female (36 percent) vs. 317 men (64 percent). The 500 top earners made $81.6 million – $51.9 million of that amount was paid to men while women earned $29.7 million.
 
4. President Donald Trump’s White House employs 200 men (54 percent) and 174 women (46 percent). Collectively, these 374 employees made $35.7 million – men earned $21 million and women were paid $14.7 million.
 
5. On average, in the five most populous states, just two out of 10 top earners were women. In the states, collectively, men earned $1.6 billion and women received $386 million. Across the five states, just six women were employed in the top 100 highestearning positions.
 
6. In California, the 1,000 most highly compensated public employees cost taxpayers $340 million. The salaries ranged from $289,000 to $1.3 million. Within the top 1,000 high earners, 808 men earned $275 million (81 percent) and 192 women earned $65 million (19 percent).
 
7. In Texas, the 1,000 most highly compensated public employees cost taxpayers $685 million. The salaries ranged from $476,289 to $4.7 million. Within the top 1,000 high earners, 802 men earned $565 million (82 percent) and 198 women earned $120 million (18 percent).
 
8. In Florida, the 1,000 most highly compensated public employees cost taxpayers $326 million. The salaries ranged from $242,138 to $991,064. Within the top 1,000 high earners, 772 men earned $256.8 million (79 percent) and 228 women (21 percent) earned $68.3 million.
 
9. In New York, the 1,000 most highly compensated public employees cost taxpayers $306.6 million. The salaries ranged from $256,000 to $748,991. Within the top 1,000 high earners, 828 men earned $254 million (83 percent) and 172 women earned $53 million (17 percent).
 
10. In Illinois, the 1,000 most highly compensated public employees cost taxpayers $294 million. The salaries ranged from $247,295 to $1.6 million. Within the top 1,000 high earners, 715 men earned $214 million (73 percent) and 285 women earned $80 million (27 percent).  
 
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Top 25 Federal Agencies (12,500 employees) Download
U.S. House of Representatives Staffers (500 employees) Download
      Nancy Pelosi -  Minority Leader of the House Download
Kevin McCarthy - Majority Leader of the House Download
Paul Ryan - Speaker of the House Download
Steny Hoyer - Minority Whip of the House Download
U.S. Senate Staffers (500 employees)
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       Mitch McConnell - Senate Republican Majority Leader Download
       Chuck Schumer - Senate Democratic Minority Leader Download
       John Cornyn - Senate Republican Whip Download
       Dick Durbin - Senate Democratic Whip Download
White House (374 employees) Download
   
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100 Top-Paid Employees in the States Download
 
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