WHAT WILL GRADUATES GET PAID?
Hillary Clinton may have just put an enormous crack in the glass ceiling, but the gender gap is still a stark reality. In fact, it comes into effect before students even enter the workforce. A national U.K. survey found that women get paid much less than men. Their conclusions suggest a 14% disparity between men and women in terms of the salary of their first jobs. Save the Student, the organization that conducted the survey, shows that, in their first jobs, women make $3,662 less than men. However, the problem is not just the gender gap. Both sides receive less than adequate pay upon graduating from college. The same survey discovered that the average starting pay for graduates is just over $27,000. Women were also found to be more worried about paying back student loans and finding a full time job than men were. The survey, based off of just 2200 university students, believes part of the reason for the disparity in pay may be that men still dominate STEM areas, whereas women have participated more in the liberal arts.