The report, which focused on the pay gaps that exist by gender at colleges and universities around the country, found that fewer than one quarter, or 24%, of the most highly compensated employees at top research universities are women.
The problem was even more evident among women of color, who make up just 2.5% of the top 10 earners on each campus.
“Money equates to power,” said Andrea Silbert, president of Eos and lead author of the report. “This is not a pay gap study, this is about who is making the big money at the top, and ultimately, who has the power. It’s highly disturbing that so few women, and almost no women of color, are represented among the highest earners, which of course is where the power lies.”