BOSTON (WHDH) - Mayor Marty Walsh met with two groups on Thursday morning in City Hall to discuss new findings in Boston’s gender wage gap.
Mayor Walsh joined both the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement and the Boston Women’s Workforce Council to reveal a new study that showed the study found that for every dollar earned by a man in Boston, a woman earns about 77 cents. sample at $103,155 for men and $78,954 for women.
The study says that in Boston, a man’s average annual salary is about $10300, while a woman’s average annual salary is close to $79,000. The mayor said the study is a first step in moving toward equal pay for men and women.
“In 2017 it’s time for us to stop talking and start to take action in closing the wage gap,” Walsh said on Thursday. “This report allows us now to shift the conversation and have a completely different dialogue and different conversation, and different rules.”
The Boston Women’s Workforce Council’s report is the first report in the nation to use real date from businesses to try to explain and justify the wage gap. The study also revealed that most companies in the city employ more men than women.
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