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Study: Female directors not paid equally at western Pa. nonprofits

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Men who lead nonprofits in western Pennsylvania earn about $42,000 more on average than women who do so, according to a recent study by the Robert Morris University’s Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management.

Women led 57 percent of the nonprofits surveyed and made up 74 percent of the work force. But male executive directors earned an average of $116,868 per year, compared to $74,770 for female executive directors. And the gap is growing, not shrinking.

Final tip: This is the sort of news story that starts female employees wondering, “Am I underpaid, too?” But resist the temptation to tell employees that they can’t talk about their compensation. Remember, the National Labor Relations Board says you can’t gag compensation talk among employees.  

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