Women remain disproportionally represented in low-wage jobs, while men dominate the highest-paying fields.
Occupations that are dominated by men generally pay better than female-dominated ones, even when they require the same level of skill and/or education.
Currently, there is a major shortage of K-12 teachers in the United States. Low pay is one of the major reasons many people are avoiding or leaving teaching.
Women make up the majority of nontenure-track lecturers and instructors across institutions, but only 44% of tenure-track faculty and 36% of full professors. Women of color are especially underrepresented in college faculty and staffs.