No Gender Gap In Satisfaction With Technical Salaries
Written by Janet Swift   
Monday, 25 March 2013

Once you adjust for levels of experience and educations and compare parallel job titles the gender gap in compensation technical jobs has disappeared.

This finding, which confirms a trend present in its data since 2009, is presented in Spotlight of Women in Tech, a special report from Dice and based on its 2012-13 Salary Survey.  

When Dice, the leading career site for technology and engineer professionals, unveiled the survey earlier in the year it noted the biggest jump in technology salaries in the US in more than a decade. It reported that tech professionals earned a greater than five percent increase in annual wages, resulting in an average of $85,619 in 2012, up from $81,327 in 2011. In addition 33% of technical professionals received bonuses in 2012 (up from 32% in 2011) but the average bonus was slightly down at $8636 compared to $8769 in 2011.

 

When you look at average income by gender, it looks as though men out earned women: men had average annual income of $95,929 compared to $87,527 for women. However, the difference is explained by the fact that the two groups tend to hold different positions, with Project Manager, the top position for women, being the only job the occurs in top positions for both groups.

dicegenderpostitions 

When you allow for this difference in job roles, which may be a result of institutional bias, average salaries for male and female tech pros are equivalent. Moreover, satisfaction with compensation was nearly identical with 58 percent of women stating they were satisfied, as compared to 56 percent of their male counterparts.

dicegendercompsatisfacton

 

Commenting on the results Tom Silver, SVP, Dice. said:

"When it comes to technology employment, it’s a skills driven marketplace. The ability to apply that know-how to a given problem remains the core of employment – why tech professionals get hired and how they are compensated.”

 

More Information

Dice 2012-13 Salary Survey

Spotlight of Women in Tech

Dice.com

Related Articles

.NET Developers Salaries

Developer Salaries Set to Rise

Software Engineer rated America's best job of 2011

.NET programmers in demand 

Mobile developers in demand 

Shortage of Java Developers?

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, FacebookGoogle+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Banner


Complexity Theorist Gets Abel Prize
02/04/2014

The Abel prize is sometimes called the Noble Prize for mathematics, but then so is the Fields medal. The good news this year is that the recipient, Yakov G Sinai, is known for his work in computationa [ ... ]



Water In WebGL - One You Have To See
30/03/2014

Sometimes there are demo programs that you just have to see because they are beautiful. In this case it is a raytraced water simulation - but using WebGL to deliver it in your browser.


More News

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 March 2013 )
 
 

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2014 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.