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Report finds gender pay gap in Alaska’s nonprofit industry

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new report tracking workers’ wages at nonprofit organizations in Alaska shows a gender pay gap. Anchorage Public Media reported this week that the study by the Foraker Group found women in Alaska’s nonprofit industry on average earn 79 cents for every dollar a man earns. Employees at nonprofit organizations account for 17% of Alaska’s workforce. Across all industries in Alaska, the most recent data show women are paid 72% of the earnings by men. The study used data from the Alaska Department of Labor, quarterly employer reports and information from applications for the state’s Permanent Fund Dividend.

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