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Citigroup's female employees earn 27% less than men

01/17/2020

Citigroup is making progress toward shrinking its gender pay gap. But it still has some work to do. 

Globally, the bank's female employees earned 27% less than men did, according to a new reportfrom the company. That's a slight improvement over the 29% gender pay gap Citigroup reported for 2018. 

This year's analysis also found that the median income for minority workers in the US was 6% less than the median income for non-minorities, down from 7% last year. 

These "raw gap" numbers are not adjusted for seniority, job title or location, Citigroup said. The company began releasing numbers on gender pay in recent years amid pressure from investors.

When adjusted to account for job titles, seniority and location, women at Citigroup (C) earned 1% less than their male counterparts, according to the report. 

Citigroup said that following a review of its global pay, it made pay adjustments as part of this year's compensation cycle according to the blog post.

The company also said it has committed to increasing representation at the assistant vice president through managing director levels to at least 40% for women globally and 8% for black employees in the US by the end of 2021.

"Continuing to reduce our raw pay gap requires that we make progress on our representation goals," Wechter wrote.

Across the US, female full-time, year-round workers were paid 82 cents for every dollar earned by a man, which is a gender pay gap of 18%, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research. And that may be underestimating the pay gap because when looking at pay over a 15-year period, women made just half of what men earned.

    Gender Equity/Diversity
    Pay Gap/Parity Issues

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