Pragmatic Solutions to Achieve Pay Equity
I am thrilled to announce a new tool for your salary research. It’s the Earn More Girl mobile app for iPhone and iPad. Some time ago I wrote a blog post about salary research and how the results set us up to aim too low. How could that be you ask? Well, we want salaries similar to men but the classic salary range results incorporate men and women’s salaries. The resulting target salary you select such as the median will be lower than the median salary for men working in the job.
Here’s a little math word problem for you: if the median salary for a project manager in Dallas, TX is $85,575 what would be the median salary for men working in Dallas, TX as project managers? Earn More Girl will tell you! Simply enter your target salary and select the job. Earn More Girl uses the job categories that the US Dept. of Labor uses. All jobs are categorized under five main groups:
Start by entering your target salary then select one of the five categories from above and drilldown to your specific job. There are 135 jobs and job categories included in Earn More Girl. To get the most accurate results select the closest category if you are unable to find your specific job or keep at the default if you are unsure of the best option.
The answer to the question above is $94,610. So if you think you are average (which you are not) and you want to earn the median salary for the job instead of targeting $85,575 you should target $94,610. That’s $9,000 more than you would have using just conventional salary research tools. Aim higher and that gender salary gap will start to shrink.
How does Earn More Girl do it? The gender pay gap continues to be stalled at 77% overall but it differs for various jobs according to Dept. of Labor stats. Earn More Girl uses the gender pay gap for the occupation and the breakdown of men and women who work in that job to calculate your true target salary.
You can check out your personal pay gap as well. Enter you current salary and select your job. Earn More Girl will tell you what you probably would be making if you were a man based on the gender pay gap for your job.
Earn More Girl is free and will calculate your Personal Pay Gap. Earn More Girl Pro will calculate your Personal Pay Gap and True Target Salary. Earn More Girl Pro costs $1.99. Both versions are for jobs in the US and are currently available.
I look forward to getting your feedback on the app.