Men were paid more, even after accounting for similar ranks in education. For example, in 2009, the average salary for women working in the State Department with a bachelor’s degree was $87,561, while men with the same qualifications were paid $98,752.
While the database doesn’t list specific job descriptions, it does include average salaries for white-collar and blue-collar workers. Male white-collar workers were paid more on average than women.
A white-collar female worker was paid an average salary of $86,099 from 2009 to 2012 while a white-collar male worker was paid $102,909. Blue-collar female workers were paid slightly more than blue-collar male workers. From 2009 to 2012, women in this category earned $48,837 while men earned $47,423.