The gender-based pay gap has been well-documented. But a new report covered by Fortune suggests that, when women do break through the glass ceiling, they may not face the same salary discrepancies that they do at other levels.
Equilar, a company that compiles executive compensation data, released its list of the 100 highest-earning public companies. They found a gender disparity—but one that favored the women on the list. Of the 100 companies listed, only eight were led by women. But on average, those female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts on the list.
The women were paid an average of $22.7 million, while the male CEOs earned an average of $14.9 million, Equilar found. It’s important to note that, since there were only eight female CEOs on the list, this is a very small sample size—which means outliers, like Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz’s $53.2 million salary, have a significant impact on the average. But even with that outlier, six of the eight female CEOs were paid more than the male average of $14.9 million.
You can view the full list of companies and see how each of their CEOs are compensated at Equilar’s site.
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