Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Women outearn men, especially in Atlanta

Posted By on Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 12:59 PM

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  • As long as we don't have kids!
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that women — at least the young, childless variety — are outearning men in the workplace in most metropolitan areas.

This phenomenon is especially true in Atlanta:

The greatest disparity is in Atlanta, where young, childless women were paid 121% the level of their male counterparts, according to Reach Advisors.

These women have gotten a leg up for several reasons. They are more likely than men to attend college, raising their earning potential.

Before you bust out your circa-1996 "Girl Power" shirt (you know what I'm talking about) it's important to note that, overall, women "at every education level" still earn far less than than men. According to Census data quoted in the article, "women with a bachelor's degree had median earnings of $39,571 between 2006 and 2008, compared with $59,079 for men at the same education level."

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