HIMSS’ analysis of data from its biennial compensation surveys found that women earned 78 percent of the average male IT worker’s pay in 2015. That percentage that left some women in the industry shocked, others unsurprised, but all expressed disappointment with the gap.

And that gap has actually widened over the past 10 years. In 2006 the HIMSS Longitudinal Gender Compensation Assessment found that the average woman IT worker’s salary was 80.7 percent of that earned by their male peers.

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