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April 8, 2013

Pay gap narrow, not gone, in Oneonta

City near top in report on men's, women's earnings


NerdWallet reported best and worst occupations in respect to the gender pay gap using the 2011 “Highlights of Women’s Pay’’ and the “Occupational Outlook Handbook’’ from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

According to NerdWallet, the 10 best occupations for fair pay are respiratory therapist, computer support specialists, operations research analysts, stock clerks and order filers, medical scientists, clerks for bookkeeping, accounting and auditing, packers and packagers, receptionists, information clerks and police and sheriff’s patrol officers.

For men and women, the 10 best jobs for equity pay had a lower average salary of $43,293, NerdWallet said, while the 10 worst jobs had an average salary of $71,976. 

The worst 10 were postsecondary education administrators, chief executives, sales agents of securities, commodities and financial services, real estate brokers and sales agents, sales managers, financial managers, insurance sales agents, loan officers, personal finance advisers, and property, real estate and community service managers. 

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