Pay equity under fire?

By Emily Senger

Editor, the Gauntlet

[Re: “Pay equity under fire”]

The article [“Pay equity under fire] stated that female salaries for faculty members (avg $76, 042) were much lower than male faculty members (avg $92, 221).

The main problem with this statistic is that it does not break it down on a faculty by faculty basis. For example, the Schulich School of Engineering is likely to have a much higher male population than the rest of campus. I would assume [Buisness] and Engineering professors would make more than someone in a faculty with less corporate sponsorship, resulting in a higher overall average for male salaries.

I would like to see a faculty by faculty breakdown for this statistic. It would also be interesting to see if there is a discrepency with new hiring compared to faculty members who have several years experience. I’m not “anti-feminist,” but I do like to see all of the facts before I form an opinion.