Women in legal occupations last year earned only about 51 percent of men's salaries in the field, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. Women's median earnings in 2007 in legal occupations were estimated at about $53,800, compared to about $105,200 for men. Looking at specific occupations in the legal field, the salary gap was the largest among judges, magistrates and other judicial workers, with women earning an estimated $69,500, compared to men's $108,100, or about 64 percent of their salaries.
Women in Legal Occupations Earned 51 Percent of Men's Salaries, Says Study
The National Law Journal
September 18, 2008