Starting Salaries for Female College Grads 17% Less Than Male College Grads. How Can This Be? Isn’t It 2011?
Ever heard this regarding the discrepancy regarding starting salaries for male and female college graduates? “Well of course the typical starting salaries of females is lower because they are more likely to choose careers with lower salaries.”
This great article from our colleagues at the National Association of Colleges and Employers emphasizes that this “age old” explanation of this starting salary discrepancy is not true. Even for the same degrees, starting salaries for female grads tend to be lower than their male counterparts with the exception of engineering majors.
Woo hoo for the female engineering grads!