Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Colorado Springs has big gender wage gap

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 4:59 PM

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A survey shows Colorado Springs has one of the biggest wage gaps in the nation between male and female earners.

In the survey by Volusion, which monitors industry trends, the city tied with Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the third worst for equity in pay, with women earning just 78.3 percent of what men are paid: $40,326, compared to $51,507 for men.

The survey was based on data from the Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey. Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC chief Dirk Draper says via email, “Fostering an inclusive and diverse business community is a top priority for us, and equitable pay is a critical part of that.”

He says the Chamber is addressing the issue through ongoing conversations “with our Board of Directors, primary employers, and community partners.”

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