Re: Surprised at how big the gap is
Part of it may be that women are not as good at negotiating for higher salaries. I know I am not, so I'm not trying to throw women under the bus, but just speaking from experience and also what I have heard from my peers. That could be one reason for a large disparity, even within the same role. And sometimes things you do as a manager affect your salary. For example, you may choose to give pay raises to your staff instead of taking an increase yourself, and women may be more likely to choose that route.