White workers out-earn minorities in tech industry, according to Hired, Inc.

White workers remain highest paid in technology industry, one study reveals.
By Susan Konig | Feb 12, 2018
When it comes to pay, rates race discrimination appears to be alive and week, according to a recent data review by technology industry career marketplace Hired, Inc.

In the technology sector, white people make an average of $136,000 a year, roughly $6,000 more than black people with the same level of expertise, according to Hired's data. Additionally, white technology workers ask for more money. Hired's data is based on its marketplace of over 69,000 people and 10,000 companies.

"The racial gap may be partially a result of black and hispanic tech workers undervaluing their skills, which is symptom of being underpaid in previous roles," Hired CEO Mehul Patel said in a blog post. "Black and hispanic candidates on the Hired platform set their preferred salaries lowest ($124K). Ultimately though, Hispanic candidates are offered $1K more than their black counterparts. For comparison, white tech workers ask for an average of $130K and Asian tech workers ask for an average of $127K."

It also turns out people who identify as multiracial receive less than people who identify as one race.


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