Where do women in tech get paid more than men?

Where do women in tech get paid more than men?

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It looks like the gender wage gap is starting to close – at least in tech. A new study by SmartAsset, a financial technology company, ranks which are the best cities in the U.S. where women in tech can prosper. The study revealed that the prospects are exciting for women working in tech.

What SmartAsset did was analyze U.S. Census Bureau data for both men and women working in tech. The result was that in three cities – Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Detroit – women are making as much or even more than their male counterparts.

However, jobs in tech include both computer and mathematical categories, and women are said to enjoy greater equality in the mathematical one. This leads to the possibility of a slight misconception of how well women are actually doing in tech.

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In Washington, DC and Detroit, women hold 40% or more of the jobs in tech, while in cities such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Orleans, they hold between 20% and 40%.

What SmartAssets’ study points to is that the more women work in tech, the smaller the gender pay gap gets.

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Caroline Parker has a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Bucharest. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in the same field. She specializes in gender issues, ethnic minorities, and has a passion for literature, but she loves to find out more about any subject she comes across. When she is not busy with her studies, she is attending conferences, seeing plays which deal with contemporary issues in society, traveling, taking photos for her Instagram account, and watching beauty related vlogs. She aims to become a published writer and to pursue a Ph.D. is the field of gender studies.