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Infographic shows most equal paying jobs for 50th anniversary of Equal Pay Act

With 2013 being the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, gender pay has been buzzing in social discussions.

In 2012, the gender pay gap increased, according to a Deseret News article. On average, women earn $163 less each week than men. This data — which says that women earn 77 cents compared to every dollar men make — comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 Current Population Survey.

But another article points out that critics don’t believe the gender pay gap is a serious issue. They suggest the methodology used by the Census Bureau isn’t accurate.

The most common jobs for women are secretaries, K-8 teachers and registered nurses, according to NerdWallet. See the most equal paying jobs and the gender pay history in this infographic from NerdWallet.

EMAIL: alovell@deseretnews.com