Men In Academic Science Earn Up To 40% More Than Women

06/25/2010 08:54 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In a survey of academic scientists in 16 countries, Nature found that men earn, on average, 18 to 40 percent more than their female counterparts.

The study suggested that the salary gap only gets worse in the duration of men and women's careers. Nature reports:

In Europe, men's salaries start to increase noticeably in relation to women's in the 3-5-year range, and in the 6-10-year range in North America.

The study also discovered that the salaries of women with tertiary degrees were about 50 to 60 percent of their male counterparts.

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