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Tammy Baldwin’s Female Staffers Made 74% of Male Staffers’ Salaries in 2017

Baldwin's male staffers occupied higher-paying jobs such as chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, legislative director, and communications director.

By NTK Staff | 04.10.2018 @6:17am
Tammy Baldwin’s Female Staffers Made 74% of Male Staffers’ Salaries in 2017

Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s (D-WI) female staffers are going to have to wait a couple more days before they can recognize Equal Pay Day.

Baldwin paid her female staffers considerably less than their male colleagues in 2017, according to an analysis conducted by the NTK Network.

Equal Pay Day was started by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) two decades ago, and “symbolizes the date women must work full time up until to make the same amount that men made working full time the year prior.”

In 2018, Equal Pay Day is on April 10. But Baldwin’s staffers will have to wait a few more days before they can recognize Equal Pay Day, as Baldwin pays them less than the national average.

Vox found that women in the United States earned about 79 percent of what men did in 2017.

In Baldwin’s Senate office, she paid female staffers 74 cents for every dollar paid to men during the 2017 fiscal year, according to an NTK Network analysis.

While Baldwin employed the same number of men and women in 2017, Baldwin’s male staffers occupied higher paying jobs such as chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, legislative director, and communications director.

In the past, Baldwin has called to “level the playing field, between women and men,” but when given a chance to level that playing field she elected to pay women less than men.

NOTE: Only full-time staffers who worked the full fiscal year 2017 were included in NTK’s analysis.

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