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The Data Science Gender Pay Gap is shrinking, a new study finds

UNITED STATES / AGILITYPR.NEWS / November 08, 2019 / A new report, based on a survey of 1,500 US Data & Analytics professionals globally has found the gender pay gap within the industry has shrunk from 9.4% to 8.4% over the past year.

As discussed in ‘Harnham’s US Data & Analytics Diversity Report 2020’, the gap is almost half the size of the US average (15%) and representative of an industry drastically looking to improve levels of diversity. However, there is still work to be done as seniority increases, with the gap rising to 11% at VP level and above.

Additionally, the industry itself remains incredibly male dominated with only 23% of roles filled by women, a figure that falls to just 13% at VP level.

The new report also finds that the Data & Analytics market is more racially diverse than the US as a whole, with only 44% of roles filled by Caucasian professionals compared to 62% of the US population, with Asian Americans accounting for 21% of the industry. However, African American and Hispanic/Latino professionals are particularly underrepresented, accounting for just 3% and 6% of the industry respectively.

Harnham have produced three Diversity Reports for the Data & Analytics market, covering the US, UK and Europe. In addition to covering the industry make-up, the guides examine age dynamics, and the employee benefits divide. All three reports are available to download from https://www.harnham.com/diversity-reports-reports.

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