Survey: Male Jewish Professionals Out-earn Women


A wide gender gap in pay between man and women working as professionals in the Jewish communal field exists across every age group, according to a new survey whose findings were released this week.

“Men still ‘out-earn’ women by $8,681,” the authors of the survey reported in a press release. The full results will appear in the next issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service, in early 2013.

The compensation survey, conducted by a group of young New York University alumni, all of whom work in the Jewish communal field, found that the average salary of survey respondents was $66,044, while a “gender wage gap was evident among every age cohort.”

“The wage gap was highest among those aged 53 to 62, with females earning, on average, nearly $57,000 less” than males, the summary stated. “Although the wage gap was smaller among young professionals, it was still notable.

According to the survey, men with dependents working full-time make $107,030, while women in the same group make $78,595.

The authors derived the $8,681 figure by controlling for variables like seniority, age and level of education. When they don't control for those variables, the gap is more than $23,000. “The wage gap discovered in our study,” the summary states, “was smaller that in the “Profiling the Professionals” survey issued in 2010 by the Jewish Communal Association of North America and NYU’s Berman Jewish Policy Archive.

The 2010 study reported that “women significantly trail men in compensation, with an overall gap of $28,000.”