Workplace Trends

Study shows impact of college majors on gender pay gap. An analysis from Glassdoor shows how mens and womens college majors contribute to the average gender pay gap in the early stages of their careers. The study, The Pipeline Problem: How College Majors Contribute to the Gender Pay Gap, shows how the way men and women tend to sort into different majors affects pay within the first five years after graduation. The analysis shows an 11.5% average pay gap among new grads in the early years of their careers. Even with the same degree, men and women often sort into different jobs that pay differently. For example, the analysis found that the major leading to the largest average pay gap is healthcare administration, with a 22% pay gap. The three most common healthcare administration jobs men take after college are implementation consultant, quality specialist, and data consultant. The three most common jobs women take after earning the same degree are the lower-paying administrative assistant, customer care representative, and intern positions. Read More...