Microsoft posts a close to perfect equal pay for equal work score

Arif Bacchus

Be it Surface, Xbox, or Windows, Microsoft is very much well known for its empowering products.  Alongside empowering the world with these products, however, Microsoft has also shown commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce.  And so, ahead of April 12th’s National Equal Pay Day, Microsoft is announcing that it has almost closed the pay gap between men and women, and Caucasians and ethnic minorities.

In a blog post, the company remarks that at Microsoft in the U.S, for every $1 earned by men, female employees earn 99.8 cents at the same job title and level.  Meanwhile, Racial and ethnic minorities working for at Microsoft in the U.S. earned $1.004 for every $1 earned by their Caucasian counterparts when combined.

These statistics appear to show that CEO Satya Nadella’s plan for more Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft have in fact moved forward.  Around that time a year and a half ago, for every $1 earned by men, Microsoft’s female employees in the U.S. earned 99.7 cents at the same job title and level.

You can learn more about the diversity at Microsoft by checking out their annual public diversity and inclusion information. After you’ve checked it out, you can also comment below to let us know your thoughts on this diversity and equal pay situation.