Pay Gap Widens in U.S. House

The gap in wages between male and female staff members in the U.S. House of Representatives has widened for the first time in six years, according to a report by the Congressional Management Foundation.

Female House staff members made $35,967 in 1998, 83% of the male average, which stands at $43,189.

The study pointed out that women in the house are still paid on average a better percentage of what men earn than are women workers nationwide, which earn an average of 67% of what men earn.


Washington Post - November 12, 1998

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