Biotechnology News

June 24, 2010 at 6:07 pm 1 comment

Females with science PhDs earn up to 40% less than their male counterparts

Male scientists, across several countries, earn up to 40 per cent more than their female counterparts, according to a new study published by Nature. The journal surveyed 10,500 scientists working in industry and academia and found that men’s salaries begin significantly overtaking women’s between three and five years after completing their PhD in Europe, and between six and 10 years in North America. The wage gap ranged from 18 to 40 per cent. The countries included in the study were Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, India, Japan, Canada and the United States. In Canada the average salary for male scientists is around $80,000, while it is around $65,000 for females.

Clink: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v465/n7301/full/4651006a.html

Entry filed under: Biotechnology News. Tags: , , .

Biotechnology News Biotechnlogy News

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Rachael  |  June 25, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I can’t say I’m surprised. The wage gap is the ever-present, invisible devil that dogs the heels of equality. It would be nice if we could say that the sciences were more enlightened fields, but maybe when you come down to it a job is a job is a job.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


biorad1

Bio-Rad Canada has sponsored the development of this site to advance the productivity of the Canadian Biotechnology sector and the fine people who work in it across the country.  We invite readers to contribute content: posters, tools, research and presentations, articles white papers, multimedia, music downloads and entertainment, conference announcements, videos. Please contact info@cbt20.ca for more information.

Bookmark and Share

Site developed by What If What Next(TM)

Follow us on Twitter


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 52 other followers

%d bloggers like this: