he enduring pay gap between men and women has long been one of the most stubborn symbols of gender inequality, and in few places is that more obvious than in Congress, says Matt Berman at The National Journal. Women staffers on Capitol Hill make significantly less than their male colleagues, a disparity that is partly explained by the fact that high-level congressional jobs are often occupied by males — leaving the paper-pushing and appointment-making to the ladies. And the gap is most glaring in Republican ranks. Here, a numerical guide to Congress' gender pay gap:
Average difference between male and female salaries in the House
The gender pay gap among Republican House staffers
The gap among Democratic House staffers
Average difference between male and female salaries in the Senate
The disparity among Republican Senate staffers
The disparity among Democratic Senate staffers
Percent of House members who employ a female chief of staff
Percent of entry-level jobs in the House occupied by women
Average amount women make to a man's dollar, nationally
Average amount women make to a man's dollar, among House Republican staffers
Number of Republican senators (out of 47) who successfully filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have given working women more power to sue for equal pay
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