Washington Post: Wage gap results in certain women working 10 'free' weeks each year

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The median salary for a woman who works full-time in the U.S. is roughly 80 percent of their male counterparts, meaning some women are "working for free 10 weeks a year,"according to an analysis by data journalist Xaquín G.V. published in the Washington Post Oct. 26.

For the analysis, Mr. G.V. compiled data from IPUMS USA, an organization that collects and standardizes data from the U.S. Census Bureau. He used this information, along with data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, to calculate the gender wage gap by occupation, education, experience and geography.

Based on his findings, Mr. G.V. determined "[The typical] woman … started working for free" in October. Here's when women in six IT-related occupations will begin working for free, based on Mr. G.V.'s analysis of the wage gap in the field.

1. Medical records and health information technicians: Nov. 16

2. Computer scientists, systems analysts, network systems analysts and web developers: Nov. 20

3. Software developers, applications and systems software: Nov. 20

4. Computer and information systems managers: Nov. 21

5. Network and computer systems administrators: Nov. 23

6. Computer programmers: Dec. 15

To access the Washington Post analysis, click here.

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