Lifetime earnings by education and gender
Joyce Park stashed this in Economics
For all you people who think wage gaps are due to differences in school subject, think again: a male arts grad still makes more than a female scientist! And this study only shows full-time employees, so the "mommy track" is not directly applicable either.
Easier to see broken out:
3. THE LAST TIME THAT MEN AND WOMEN ARE EQUAL IS WHEN THEY GRADUATE.
This chart shows total earnings for male and female college graduates, and demonstrates the wage gap between men and women quite starkly. By the time she’s 40, the median female college grad is earning $69,000 per year -- compared to $97,000 per year for her male classmates.