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OpenTheBooks Oversight Report - Federal & State Government's Gender Hiring Gap

October 30, 2017 10:00 PM
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OpenTheBooks Oversight Report
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S
GENDER HIRING GAP 
 
A Gender Study of Highly Compensated Public Employees 
 
Download a PDF copy of our report click here
 
Read our press release click here. 
 
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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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FEDERAL  
Top 25 Federal Agencies (12,500 employees) click here
U.S. House of Representatives Staffers (500 employees) click here
      Nancy Pelosi -  Minority Leader of the House click here
Kevin McCarthy - Majority Leader of the House click here
Paul Ryan - Speaker of the House click here
Steny Hoyer - Minority Whip of the House click here
U.S. Senate Staffers (500 employees)
click here
       Mitch McConnell - Senate Republican Majority Leader click here
       Chuck Schumer - Senate Democratic Minority Leader click here
       John Cornyn - Senate Republican Whip click here
       Dick Durbin - Senate Democratic Whip click here
White House (374 employees) click here
   
STATE  
California (2015) click here
Texas (2016)
click here
Florida (2015) click here
New York (2016) click here
Illinois (2016) click here
100 Top-Paid Employees in the States click here
 
 
Download a PDF copy of our report click here
 
 

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