June 3, 2014 1:31 pm -

Women working in retail get paid an average of $4 an hour less than their male counterparts. This costs women $40.8 billion annually in lost income.

Amy Traub, senior policy analyst at Demos and the author of the report, said several factors were hitting women’s wages in the retail industry, including the number of women working – often involuntarily – in part-time positions, the types of goods sold and “a lot of flat out discrimination.”

“We are hearing a lot about women’s economic advancement recently, from the excitement about the potential of a female president of the United States to exhortations to women to ‘lean in’ in professional jobs,” Traub said.

“But when we look at the most common [female] occupation today, it’s not a high-flying executive. It’s a retail sales person.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to REPORT: Female Retail Workers Are Grossly Underpaid

  1. Roctuna June 3rd, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    They won’t feel underpaid if they don’t buy into the myth. Bill hasn’t

  2. granpa.usthai June 3rd, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    possible political platform for 2014, and most certainly for 2016 when the remaining RepubliCONs attempt to cut Mrs./Ms./ Madame POTUS2B salary.