Women Outnumbered, Underpaid in Science Jobs (Infographic)

| by Michael Allen

Fewer women are entering science and technology professions, and the ones who do are being underpaid, according to a new report by Women in Global Science and Technology.

In the science job market, men earn an average of $1,117 to a woman’s $853 per week. There are also 3,000 more males in the biological science positions, says the report.

Professor Lesley Yellowlees, the first female president of the Royal Society of Chemistry, claims that problems include inflexible working hours, sexist hiring policies and a macho culture.

Some argue, however, that women go off and have children and work less. But not all women decide to become mothers. Both moms and non-moms are at a disadvantage in science careers.

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