More Women Are Earning Big Money

April 12, 2004
The proportion of women earning more than $100,000 tripled between 1991 and 2001, according to a new report from the Employment Policy Foundation, a pro-business think tank based in Washington, D.C.

In 1991, about one of every 143 full-time female employees earned more than $100,000. By 2001, one out of every 48 did. The number of men earning high salaries also went up, though not nearly as much.

According to the foundation, the proportion of women earning under $20,000 per year fell significantly--by over one-fifth--during the same time.