A bothersome statistic to report on National Women's Day, in Lancaster County, women make only 68 percent what men make when it comes to salaries.
This was reported by a business website called 24.7 website, and it's reporting is for Lancaster County as a whole.
A local job expert isn't surprised.
The 24 7 Wall Street report says women in Lancaster County make only two-thirds what men make. Only two cities in the country have a deeper divide in gender pay,
But, this is not a glass ceiling issue. Rather, Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Scott Sheely says it's about the types of jobs in the county.
Manufacturing, construction and engineering all pay the most in Lancaster County.
“These are typically not jobs women choose so when you have an area with large convention of those jobs and one group not buying into it, that's where you have these problems.” Sheely told us.
It's why he tries to steer women who want to earn more and stay in the county to get into those fields.
“If you want to get ahead in Lancaster, you really need to consider these other popular fields, means thinking more science, math, engineering and technology,” Sheely continued.
While the study is bothersome, Sheely says it's not surprising and just another reason women should think outside traditional fields.
“Women have this idea that what they can do in many cases is breaking their own stereotype,” Sheely concluded. “Won’t get over wage until we see more women getting into tech jobs.”