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Female Executive Pay Gap Widens to 25%, Biggest Gulf Since 2012

Feb. 16, 2022, 9:45 PM

The gender pay gap among top executives at S&P 500 companies in the first year of the pandemic grew to its widest since 2012, fueled in part by male executives’ disproportionate gains from stock-based compensation.

In 2020, women in the c-suite earned 75% of what their male counterparts took home, a report released Wednesday by Morningstar found. That’s the widest the gap has been in nine years, and down from 88% — a high point — in 2018.

There were slightly more women in the highest paying jobs at public companies than years prior and their salaries were about on par with men in ...