The National Journal‘s Catherine Hollander offers a fascinating peek into the wallets of men and women working on the Hill.
A breakdown of those findings reveals that women working in the House (“Where they belong!” Amirightyouguys?) made, on average, $5,862.56 less than men per year, with female House staffers bringing in an average of $56,671.15 annually versus men’s $62,533.71.
The findings also showed a discrepancy between salaries earned by Republican and Democrat female House staffers:
Female Republican House staff made on average $10,093.09 less annually than male Republican House staff. That’s good for 84 cents on the dollar, female to male. Female Republican House staff made on average $3,774.80 less annually than the average female House staff member. The salaries: Female Republican House staff made $52,896.35; male Republican House staff made $62,989.44.
Female Democratic House staff made on average $1,473.65 less annually than male Democratic House staff. That’s 97 cents on the dollar compared with men. It’s not parity, but it’s not far off. The salaries: Female Democratic House staff made $60,048.92; male Democratic House staff made $61,522.57.
Both groups fared better than the average American woman, who — in 2010 — brought home 77 cents on the dollar compared to her male colleagues.
A look at Senate salaries shows a similar trend, with female Senate staffers raking in $58,984.67 annually versus male staffers’ $66,262.36, female Republican Senate staff making $59,846.47 to men’s $69,652.32, and female Democratic Senate staff bringing in $58,449.55 versus $63,366.01 each year.
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