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Microsoft Shows Racial Gaps in First-Ever Report on Median Pay

Oct. 27, 2022, 1:00 PM

Microsoft Corp.’s first-ever report on median pay for its workforce shows that women do better than the US average, while Black and Hispanic employees remain under-represented in higher-level roles.

Microsoft is at pay parity when comparing women and people of color doing equal work with men or White workers, the data released Thursday also shows. But the median pay figures — which measure compensation across the entire workforce regardless of title — show employees of color overall make less, indicating disparities between who is in higher-paying positions.

“This is an additional layer to the journey we have been on,” said Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Microsoft’s chief diversity ...