DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio's five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it's shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government.
The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1jWcGS7 ) women working in Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) office earn $9.81-an-hour less, on average, than men. That's the highest gender pay gap among statewide officeholders, Ohio Department of Administrative Services data showed.
The gender gap compares to $3.99-an-hour under former Gov. Ted Strickland.
The governor's office says the gap is smaller — $5.04-an-hour last year — when office staff and policy advisers from other state agencies are considered. Under those same parameters, the gap under Strickland was $1.28-an-hour in 2010.
Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com