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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.


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  • 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.


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