Few male in-house lawyers believe there is a gender pay gap, global survey finds
Few male lawyers working in-house for corporations believe there is a pay gap for their female counterparts, even though statistics paint a different picture.
A higher percentage of men hold higher-salary in-house jobs, outpacing women in six out of seven job tiers paying more than $199,000, according to the global survey by the Association of Corporate Counsel. But only 8 percent of the men responding to the survey believe there is a gender pay disparity.
The survey also found that women have trouble finding satisfactory jobs after an absence from the workforce. Sixty-five percent of the female lawyers who were absent from the workforce for at least two years said it was difficult to find a new position when they wanted to return.
The pay gap also exists in law firms, according to a survey released last fall by Major, Lindsey & Africa. They survey found that male partners make 44 percent more on average than female partners.