Women In Legal Field Earn Less Than Men: Census

Law360, New York (September 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Women in the legal profession, from paralegals to judges, earn significantly less than their male counterparts, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

According to a Census Bureau report titled “Income, Earnings and Poverty Data From the 2007 American Community Survey,” released Aug. 26, women make only about 51.1 percent of what men make across all legal occupations — an average salary of about $53,790, compared to $105,233 for men.

The gap is smaller within occupations, since men are more likely to hold...
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