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Feb. 26, 2018 11:42 am

Baltimore holds 3rd position in SmartAsset’s women in tech study

The study looked at a total of 58 cities. Baltimore has the widest gender pay gap of the top 5.

At the 2016 Bmore on Rails Workshop for Women.

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Just like last year, the Baltimore metro area held the third spot in a ranking of cities for women in tech.

The 2018 edition of the study by SmartAsset looks at stats such as the number of tech jobs filled by women, pay and overall tech employment growth. It’s based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Ahead of Baltimore, D.C. continued in the top spot and Kansas City, Missouri, was second.

Despite maintaining the high ranking out of 58 cities, not all categories are trending upward.

SmartAsset says women hold 31.9 percent of tech jobs analyzed for the study. That’s above the national average of 25.9 percent, but down slightly from last year’s total of 32.5 percent. And it’s still far off the general population’s overall proportions.

Meanwhile, the area’s total number of tech jobs grew by 36 percent from 2013-2016.

“That is the second-highest percent increase in tech jobs in our study,” the report states.

The gender pay gap is also slightly wider than last year. The median income for women in computer and math jobs is 86 percent for that of men. That’s down from 88 percent last year.

Other cities in the top 5 are closer to equal pay. They each post a ratio of more than 90 percent, with Kansas City having the highest at 102 percent.

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