Women now hold 23% of the jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions but women make up 48% of the workforce, according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce.
Male tech professionals continue to earn more than their women colleagues. A survey of 15,000 employers conducted by the Dice job-search website found that male tech workers average $95,900 in annual compensation, compared with $87,500 for women. That gap in pay has narrowed in recent years.
Most common tech positions for women are project manager, business analyst, other IT position, quality assurance tester and technical recruiter. Men tend to hold software engineer, systems administrator, project manager, IT manager and applications developer posts.
You can read more about women’s careers in tech fields here. You can share your thoughts about the surveys’ findings on GlassCeiling.com.