The tech gender pay gap in Austin is 41 percent, according to salary comparison site Comparably.
That means that of the people that answered a tech salary survey done by Comparably, the median wage of women was $81,750 versus the median wage for men of $115,500.
That makes Austin among some of the worst cities in terms of a tech gender pay gap. (Though women in tech who live in cities such as Atlanta and Minneapolis are worse off.)
It's worth noting that this data may not represent Austin's tech wage gap accurately.
There were over 10,000 people who work in tech who completed the survey, Nazar said.
We don't know how many of those are from Austin, but CEO Jason Nazar said it was a statistically significant sample of "at least a couple hundred" Austin residents.
Nazar said the survey respondents definitely skewed heavily male. There were 2.5 men for every one woman who completed the survey.
I'm willing to guess that one reason for the gender pay gap in tech in Austin, and in general, is that men tend to dominate some of the higher-paying fields, such as software programmer. And women tend to be over-represented in lower-paid jobs areas in areas like marketing and customer support.
Comparably has some other interesting infographics on their wage gap data. This chart breaks it down by age. Interestingly, women early in their careers had the biggest pay gap.
News on Open Source is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of 512tech.com comes with an American-Statesman digital subscription, which also includes myStatesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe at statesman.com/subscribe.