by Stéphanie Thomson
Originally published: July 19, 2016
According to Equilar, there’s one place where women are out-earning men. At the top.
We’ve all heard enough about the gender pay gap to know that women are paid less than men for the same work, right? Well, actually, that’s just one part of the story.
According to Equilar- a company that analyses CEO compensation at America’s leading firms, there’s one place where women are out-earning men. At the top. “In 2015, the women who served in the top position at the 100 largest companies by revenue earned an average of $22.7 million dollars, compared to $14.9 million dollars for male CEOs on the list.”
Of course, there is one major caveat: of the 100 people on that list, just eight of them are women.