(WOMENSENEWS)–Far more men are earning high salaries than women, with the gap narrowing only in the lowest income categories, according to a report in the New York Times on a study by the Internal Revenue Service.
The IRS examined wages reported by employers in 1998 and found that 43,662 men had annual salaries of $1 million or more, while 3,253 women had top earnings; a 13 to 1 ratio. Men outnumbered women 10 to 1 in the $500,000 to $1 million category, and 9 to 1 in the $250,000 to $500,000 range. The gap closed as salary range decreased, with women and men roughly equally represented in the $25,000 to $30,000 category. Women earning less than $25,000 outnumbered male earners, with women representing 57 percent of that group.