According to a new study recently published by fintech firm SmartAsset, Philadelphia is now the third-best city in the nation for women working in tech, writes Natalie Crane for Philadelphia magazine.
The rankings were based on four factors: gender pay gap, women’s income after housing, percent of the tech workforce that are women, and percent change in tech jobs.
The fifth annual report found that Philadelphia has one of the smallest wage gaps in all the listed cities. At the national level, women in STEM earn 84 percent of their male counterparts. However, in Philadelphia, they earn 97 percent.
Philadelphia also beat the national average for representation in the tech workforce, with 30.2 percent of tech jobs filled by women versus 25.7 percent nationwide. However, the report shows that fewer women are filling Philadelphia’s tech jobs, with the numbers dropping in recent years.
The weakness for Philadelphia is “income after housing costs.” After housing costs, Philadelphia women in tech only have $52,895 remaining. This ranks the City of Brotherly Love 24th out of 58 cities with the national average at $55,341.
Read more about women in tech in Philadelphia magazine here.