Female comedians may be making more money as a result of male comedians making more revenue than their male counterparts, according to new research.
In a study led by Harvard Business School economist David L. Anderson and Harvard University professor Daniel A. Sommers, the researchers looked at the gross revenues and gross income of the top 50 highest-grossing comedians, and found that they had earned significantly more than their women counterparts for each comedy sold.
The study found that comedians had gross revenues of $9 million, while their female competitors had gross income in the $6 million range.
The researchers also analyzed gross income for each of the 500 comedians who appeared on Comedy Central’s “Top 100” list in 2011.
They found that the male comedians had higher gross incomes than their counterparts, even though they made far less money than the female comedians.
The study is important because it suggests that men may be able to earn more in comedy than they would in the entertainment industry.
It is also important because male comedians may also earn more money because they have been performing in the same arenas for longer, the study found.
Anderson and Sommer also looked at how men’s earnings varied across the country.
The researchers found that men made significantly more money in New York City, Los Angeles, and other major cities.
The average gross annual income for men in New England was $6,000, compared with $1,500 for women.
Men in New Orleans made $3,600 more than women, $1.8 million more than in Boston, and $2,500 more than the median male comedian.
The men who made the most money on Comedy City were male comedians who were touring in more than one city a week, making more than 100 shows a year.
The median gross income was $40,000 for these performers.
The women, on the other hand, had the highest median gross annual incomes of $24,000.
“The women are making more and they’re being rewarded more,” Anderson said.
“I’m a little surprised to hear that they are getting paid more.”
The researchers found the pay disparities to be similar across all income levels, though women had higher earnings in the lowest income group, and men in the highest income group.
Women also made significantly less money in a variety of industries, including media and finance, but also had lower earnings in other areas, including education, entertainment, and healthcare.
For example, women in the lower income group made only $10,000 more than men in 2011, but they made only 50 cents more per dollar, on average, on their salaries than their men counterparts.
The difference was even more pronounced in the other fields.
The $5,000 difference in gross annual salary for women and $8,000 in gross earnings per dollar for men was roughly equivalent to the $14 difference in annual salaries in the business, education, and entertainment sectors.
Women also earned more in the financial and health care sectors than their colleagues in comedy.
They made $26,600 less per year, on a median gross salary of $52,000 to men, and made $33,000 less per dollar to women, but earned $54,000 per year in these other areas.
The gender pay gap is especially large when considering that the median salary for a full-time worker is $56,000 and a part-time job is $48,000 annually, according, the report.
The gender pay disparity for comedians is much smaller than for other occupations, the authors wrote.
The authors cautioned that they cannot say for certain that this is a result purely of gender.
They did find that the gap was significantly smaller in the fields where male comedians made more money, and they were more likely to be paid in the middle of the distribution.
In other words, the men making more income were more concentrated in certain areas.
In addition, the gender pay gaps are not evenly distributed across the population.
Men make more than they do in other occupations and women make more in finance and health, but the gap is still smaller than it is for other professions, the paper found.
The median gross hourly earnings for men are $27.40, and the median gross wage for women is $26.90.
The paper noted that the differences are even larger in the high-income group.
The men’s median gross earnings are $51,400, and their median gross wages are $33.70.
The gap is nearly $18,000 between the men’s and women’s median earnings.
“It is hard to know exactly why the gap exists,” the authors said.