Do you think women engineers get payed less then their male counterparts in the same position/role/level?
- MailChimp aRGY83This is not a subjective question; it’s been proven to exist again and again.
- Google Uusl71The question really should be "how large is the unexplained wage gap" and "do you believe the unexplained portion is due to discrimination". Most studies peg the unexplained gap at < 3% which is *far* from the regularly touted 21%, but then there's still a question of if we just lack the data to properly attribute the last 3% *or* if that's due to discrimination itself.
Whether a gap exists is less critical than "why" it exists, because the common mischaracterization is that any gap between groups exists entirely because of discrimination, which is misguided at best.Feb 231
- Google gcpmastermoreAt Google they actually recently bumped male L4 SWEs because they found females were getting most of the discretionary bonus and grants.
- Indeed cyhy46I keep in touch with tons of friends and former colleagues, we have a spreadsheet where we keep track of our salaries, compare them, and use this to figure out who should ask for raises.
There is no meaningful difference in pay between male and female software engineers of comparable ability and seniority, at comparable companies, across the hundred or so data points in our spreadsheet. In fact, I'm not confident enough to say for sure but I would be willing to guess that the women are paid _more_, on average, although this I think is an artifact caused by the fact that the women are disproportionately applying to work at FAANG/etc companies, who pay much better
- Amazon / Engn0vControlling for variables, the gender pay gap is 4-7%, and decreasing. Some individual companies might do better or worse. http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=hire_women
- American Express JaJa JaJamoreThere could be gender pay gap but does it reflect bias for a gender or may be that women are not as good at negotiation. I'm not saying they are. Can say the same thing if there is a culture gap like people from certain countries are more comfortable negotiating than others.