These Are The Tech Jobs with the Biggest Gender Pay Gaps

July 11, 2016

2:00 pm

When it comes to employment, even the shifting workforce isn’t immune to the limitations of the gender wage gap. After all, equal pay is still a persistent problem that tech is still far from completely absolving.

Glassdoor reports that: “the unadjusted pay gap between men and women is 24.1 percent, meaning women earn, on average, 76 cents ($0.76) for every $1.00 men earn. However, when controls are factored in (controls such as age, experience, level of education, occupation, industry, location, year, company and job title), the adjusted pay gap between men and women is 5.4 percent, meaning women earn, on average, $0.95 for every $1.00 men earn.”

With the pay gap being slightly larger than average for the tech industry (reported to be at, 5.9 percent), much work remains to be done when it comes to fixing the gender pay gap. A crucial step is taking a look at exactly where we have to improve. Here are the top ten tech jobs that have the biggest pay gaps by gender, via Glassdoor.

Computer Programmer

28.3 percent base pay difference
Women earn $0.72 for every $1.00 men earn

Game Artist

15.8 percent base pay difference
Women earn $0.84 for every $1.00 men earn

Information Security Specialist

14.7 percent base pay difference
Women earn $0.85 for every $1.00 men earn

Data Specialist

13.6 percent base pay difference
Women earn $0.86 for every $1.00 men earn

Software Architect

10.6 percent base pay difference
Women earn $0.89 for every $1.00 men earn

SEO Strategist

10.2 percent base pay difference
Women earn $0.90 for every $1.00 men earn

Front End Engineer

9.7 percent base pay difference
Women earn $0.90 for every $1.00 men earn

Database Engineer

9.7 percent base pay difference
Women earn $0.90 for every $1.00 men earn

Sharepoint Developer

9.2 percent base pay difference
Women earn $0.91 for every $1.00 men earn

SAP Developer

8.4 percent base pay difference
Women earn $0.92 for every $1.00 men earn

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she’s using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color.

Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to [email protected] or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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