A Carnegie Mellon University study has concluded that women executives out-earn their male counterparts.Are There Glass Ceilings for Female Executives? (PDF)
The study, which examined 16,000 executives over 14 years, found that women at the top of the business world bring in a bit more than men and are promoted at the same rate, countering the popular notion that women earn less than men for the same work.
The largest empirical analysis of the top echelons of publicly traded companies determined that women earned about $100,000 more per year than men of the same age, educational background and experience.
At any given level in the career hierarchy, women are paid slightly more than men with the same background, have slightly less income uncertainty and are promoted as quickly. We conclude that the gender pay gap and di¤erences in job rank in this most lucrative occupation is explained by females leaving the market at higher rates than males.