The Persisting Gender Wage Gap in the Nonprofit Sector

May 4, 2011; Source: TribLIVE | Well, there you go! Even in industries where women comprise the majority of the work force we are still systematically discriminated against in terms of wages. Well shame on us!

Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University has found that in Western Pennsylvania, where it has recently done a survey, women make up 74 percent of the workforce but make only 75 cents for every dollar made by a man.

Nonprofits comprise 10 percent of the workforce in that region and employ 300,000 people – including (as I figure it given my feminine lack of mathematical capacity) about 222,000 underpaid women.—Ruth McCambridge