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In the Journal’s story, Women in Elite Jobs Face Stubborn Pay Gap , reporters Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg examined U.S. Census Bureau data on pay of full-time workers in 446 major occupations from 2010 and 2014. They found that “women in many elite jobs earn well below men, with professions such as doctors, compensation managers and personal financial advisers among those showing the widest earnings gaps.”
Across the occupations studied, the women made 79 percent what men did, on average. Male personal financial advisers earned about $100,000 a year, on average, while women made about $62,000. For physicians, the gap was even larger: Male doctors earned roughly $210,000 annually and females earned 64 percent of that — about $135,000 a year.