Women Working For De Blasio Earn Much Less Than Male Counterparts

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November 19, 2019 - 7:11 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Women who work for Mayor Bill de Blasio earn 4.5% less than male employees, according to a Daily News report.

According to the paper, de Blasio has far more women working for him than men, but the wage gap only increased as the investigation looked further up in the administration.

At the highest levels, women made $227,000 on average – which was 10.2% less than the $253,000 average for men, according to the News.

The numbers mean the female employees took home an average of 90 cents for every dollar their male counterparts made.

Furthermore, the paper saw women working full-time for the mayor’s office had an average base salary of $104,204, 4.5% less than the average pay for men of $109,142.

The top earner in the mayor’s office is first deputy mayor Dean Fuleihan and the second-highest paid is Mayor de Blasio, who makes $258,750, after signing a law to increase his salary last year.

The highest earner in the entire administration is New York City Housing Authority Chairman Greg Russ, who makes $414,707 annually.

De Blasio’s office stressed to the the Daily News that the pay gap was “skewed” by Russ’ salary.

“Without those exceptions, women make 97 cents for every dollar a man makes and we plan to close that 3-cent gap,” a spokeswoman told the paper.