Pay Equity Test

 Overall Average Earnings Average Male Earnings Average Female Earnings Total Employed Women Employed Social worker \$31,252 \$34,372 \$30,108 705,000 485,000 Reporter 39,000 41,756 36,868 212,000 98,000 Cook 15,704 16,404 14,508 1,311,000 511,000 Maid 15,392 17,160 15,028 472,000 385,000

Source: Median Weekly Earnings of full-time wage and salary workers in 1999
U.S. Department of Labor EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS January 2000

Each average in the above table is the median weekly earnings multiplied by 52.

Use the information for the circled occupation in the above table to answer the first 4 questions below. Write out the formula that you used to get your answer in the space beneath each of them. Also write and circle your answer. If you do not use a calculator, show your work on the reverse side of this sheet. In that case, number each calculation so that I can tell which problem it solves.

1. For every \$100 a man earned in your assigned occupation, how much did a woman earn? Round your answer to the nearest penny.

1. What is the percentage of women employed in your assigned occupation? Round your answer to the nearest whole percent.

1. How many men are employed in your assigned occupation?
2.

3. What is the percentage of men employed in your assigned occupation? Round your answer to the nearest whole percent.

1. Which occupation in the table above has the largest number of female workers?

1. (Extra credit - to be counted only if it helps your grade) Which occupation in the table above do you think has the largest percentage of female workers? How could you check to be certain?