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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is accusing her progressive rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), of sexism, but at least by one measure the Vermont septuagenarian has a stronger record of empowering women.
Congressional salary data analyzed by Breitbart News indicates the female employees in Sanders’ Senate office are paid more than those employed by Warren.
Data - Legistorm - Fiscal - Year—October - September
According to pay data compiled by Legistorm for the 2019 Fiscal Year—October 1, 2018 through September 31, 2019—the average salary for a full-time female employee working for Sanders was more than $68,000 annually. Female staffers working for Warren on average made only slightly over $63,500-per-year.
Breitbart News also determined the median salary for female employees in both offices to account for the disparity between senior aides and entry-level staffers. For example, the legislative directors of both senators made well over $100,000-per-year, while staff assistants, usually recent college graduates, only made a fraction of that figure.
Salary - Women - Warren - Office - Distribution
The median salary for women in Warren’s office was $52,633, but with a less equitable distribution between the top and bottom. Only three female full-time employees made above six figures throughout the entire fiscal year, followed by two women who made between $75,000 and $85,000. The overwhelming majority, though, landed between $39,000 and $64,000-per-year.
Sanders’ office, in comparison, had a median female salary of $59,015, with only two out of 19 women making less than $45,000 annually.
Analysis - Breitbart - News - Employees - Payroll
When conducting its analysis, Breitbart News only included full-time employees on payroll throughout the entire Fiscal Year. As such, Warren’s chief of staff Anne Morris Reed, who was hired on October 4, 2018, did not make the cut. Similarly, Ari Rabin-Havt, who serves as Sanders’ deputy chief of staff but splits his time with the senator’s presidential campaign, was also not included.
Although both senators pay women more than men, Sanders had more women in senior leadership roles on his staff....
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