Equal pay for women is in the spotlight of the Texas governor's race, and
figures from Attorney General Greg Abbott's state agency show most female
assistant attorneys general make less on average than do men in the same job
...Overall, male employees make an average of $60,200 a year, and women make $44,708. Those averages, however, don't take into account differing job classifications.
Looking at the 722 assistant attorneys general under Abbott, the average salary for 343 men is $79,464 while the average salary for 379 women is $73,649.
Abbott's office said the men on average had more than 16 years of being licensed, while the women had nearly 14 years. The men had an average of nearly 104 months of service, while the women had more than 92 months, his office said.
Of seven different classifications of assistant attorneys general, the average salary for men is higher than the average salary for women in six of them, with the difference ranging from $647 to $4,452. In one category, the average salary for women is $3,512 higher than that for men.