This study reveals the lack of women within tech jobs.
Technology is very much a present endeavour as humanity strives for a better and more advanced future, but is this gender divide limiting what we can achieve? Maybe it's time to prioritise equality before the new iPhone.
The financial software and data firm just completed its second annual analysis of Census Bureau data and found that overall, women still make up just over a quarter (26.5%) of tech jobs in the U.S. and earn, on average, 85% of what their male counterparts in similar positions earn. To determine the ratios and the pay gaps, SmartAsset analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau for both women and men in "computer and mathematical occupations." Even though SmartAsset found that computer/tech jobs make up about 94% of the category based on last year’s data, the mathematical jobs tend to skew the results a bit. "There is greater gender equality in mathematical occupations, which means the data used in this year’s analysis paints a rosier picture of the tech industry’s gender dynamics," according to the report’s authors.