At White House, Wide Pay Gap Between Male and Female Employees

Women in Obama administration paid 13 percent less By Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams – Gender disparities in White House salaries have persisted all throughout President Barack Obama’s two terms in office, according to recent data. An analysis by The Washington Post found that with average salaries of $88,600 for men in the White House and $78,400 for women, the income gap under Obama has stayed steady at 13 percent. Although paychecks for both groups have increased in recent years, the disparity remains the same as it was in 2009, when Obama was in his first term — and made the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act the first bill he signed into law as president. The figures stand in contrast to Obama’s previous optimistic language about increasing pay equality around the country, where the overall gap is 23.5 percent. The administration stated that one of the main reasons for the White House disparity is...

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