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Misogynists Unite: Female House GOP Staffers Make $10,000 Less Than Male Counterparts

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Women on the Hill make thousands less than their male counterparts each year, with the gap particularly pronounced amongst Republican staffers.

On average, women in the House make $5,862.56 less each year than male staffers. But for GOP women, that number increases to $10,093.09, according to an analysis by National Journal. On the House Democratic side, female staff make, on average, $1,473.65 less annually than their male counterparts.

The overall disparity is even higher in the Senate, where women make $7,277.69 less annually on average than male staff. Republican women working in the Senate earn, on average, $9,805.85 less annually than than men, while the difference on the Democratic side was $4,916.46... The wage gap is due in large part to the gender disparity among the more influential jobs on the Hill -- a disparity that is more prevalent on the Republican side...

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