According to statistics, there are more women who stay in college and graduate successfully than men. But even with this statistics, studies still show that women do not get paid as much as men do. There are many possible reasons as to why women are generally paid less.
Although this does not apply to all, majority of the men who apply for jobs are offered a higher salary than the women. One researcher said that women are not as persistent as men when it comes to negotiation. Studies have shown that fresh graduates who are women tend to get the lowest compensation of all since they simply accept the offer that was laid out to them without negotiating.
Another factor that could explain the pay difference between men and women college graduates is the choice of profession. Although a lot of women are in college, most of the courses that they enroll to are the lower-paying types like education courses compared to the high paying professions of men in engineering and aeronautics. But even though women already take good job choices similar to men, they are still usually 2-4% less paid.
A lot of government officials are now advocating for equal pay today especially with the issue of gender equality.