- Male tech workers earn just over $10,000 more than their female counterparts, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
- The data shows men earn a median of $82,370 a year, compared to $72,035 for women.
- The study of 2014 data also found IT workers are "younger than those in other occupations, more likely to have an advanced degree and more often work from home."
Some other organizations examining salary discrepancies in IT have come to different conclusions. For example, a March study from Dice found that in the IT sector, men and women with comparable backgrounds generally receive equal pay, though men tend to earn large bonuses. Dice surveyed 16,000 tech professionals and found there is no wage gap between men and women when looking at equal levels of education, number of years of experience and job titles.
The Census data also shows women could be losing ground in IT. Women comprise 25% of the IT workforce today, but in 1990, women were 31% of the IT workforce.
The Bureau looked at the staggering changes in IT occupations since 1970, the first year it started classifying IT jobs. That year, 450,000 people were identified as IT workers. By 2000, that number jumped to 3.4 million.