Average Wages for Full-Time Workers, by Gender

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, 2016

Gender-Wage Disparity for Full-Time Workers
Average Dollars Earned by a Female Worker for Every Dollar Earned by a Male Worker | 2016
Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate (includes equivalency) Some college or associate’s degree Bachelor’s degree Graduate or professional degree
Silicon Valley $0.72 $0.77 $0.88 $0.79 $0.67 $0.70
San Francisco $0.77 $0.89 $0.79 $0.85 $0.74 $0.71
California $0.78 $0.72 $0.82 $0.77 $0.70 $0.66
United States $0.75 $0.74 $0.75 $0.74 $0.68 $0.64
Gender-Wage Disparity for Full-Time Workers, by Occupational Cateogory
Average Dollars Earned by a Female Worker for Every Dollar Earned by a Male Worker | 2016
Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties San Francisco California United States
All Occupational Categories $0.71 $0.77 $0.78 $0.74
Computer & Mathematical $0.75 $0.78 $0.79 $0.81
Software Developers, Applications and System Software $0.76 $0.78 $0.78 $0.80
Computer Programmers $0.68 n/a $0.76 $0.87
Financial $0.61 $0.70 $0.62 $0.60
Architectural & Engineering $0.80 $0.67 $0.82 $0.81
Managers Only $0.81 n/a $0.76 $0.92
Natural Science $0.71 $0.78 $0.87 $0.82
Medical and Health Services $0.63 $0.65 $0.61 $0.49
Gender-Wage Disparity for Full-Time Workers, by Worker Class
Average Dollars Earned by a Female Worker for Every Dollar Earned by a Male Worker | 2016
Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties San Francisco California United States
All Worker Classes $0.72 $0.77 $0.78 $0.75
For-Profit $0.72 $0.78 $0.77 $0.73
Non-Profit $0.78 $0.70 $0.84 $0.75
Local Government $0.79 $0.82 $0.76 $0.81
State Government $0.88 $1.10 $0.82 $0.80
Federal Government $0.80 $1.13 $1.03 $0.96
Self-Employed, Unincorporated $1.06 $0.82 $0.74 $0.61
Self-Employed, Incorporated $0.63 $0.57 $0.72 $0.70
Gender-Wage Disparity for Full-Time Workers, 2008-2016
Average Dollars Earned by a Female Worker for Every Dollar Earned by a Male Worker
Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, San Francisco, California, and the United States
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Silicon Valley $0.76 $0.73 $0.75 $0.76 $0.76 $0.77 $0.71 $0.75 $0.74 $0.72
San Francisco $0.76 $0.73 $0.81 $0.76 $0.80 $0.77 $0.76 $0.82 $0.77 $0.77
California $0.77 $0.78 $0.79 $0.80 $0.80 $0.80 $0.79 $0.80 $0.79 $0.78
United States $0.72 $0.72 $0.74 $0.75 $0.75 $0.75 $0.74 $0.75 $0.74 $0.75

Data Source:

United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey PUMS

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data is from the United States Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata (PUMS), and includes all full-time (35 or more hours per week) workers over age 15 with earnings.

Includes all full-time workers over age 15 with earnings. Some College includes Less than 1 year of college; Some college, 1 or more years, no degree; Associate degree; Professional certification.

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