According to a study by the corporate governance firm GMI Ratings, the pay gap is also large for women who are the chief financial officers for major companies. In fact, women CFOs make about 16 percent less than their male colleagues, which in the highly-paid corporate world shakes out to about $215,000 per year:
Female chief financial officers at U.S. companies are paid an average of 16 percent less than their male counterparts of similar age at companies with comparable market values, according to a study. […]
Female CFOs received on average $1.32 million a year in total compensation, compared with $1.54 million for their male counterparts, according to a model based on the analysis. Compensation included base salary, bonuses, grant-date value of stock awards and stock option grants and retirement benefits. […]
Using the model, White and Gladman found that, even after accounting for other factors that might affect CFO pay, including market capitalization and chief executive officer pay levels, the average female CFO would earn about $215,000 more if she were male.