The one-per-cent moniker has been gaining recognition ever since those protests complained about high-income earners in places like New York City. Ever since, it has been something of a benchmark for success.
StatsCan has picked this up as part of its sustainability series. This one looks at women who have made it to Canada’s top one per cent, a group which requires a minimum income of $270,000 a year.
The women who made the list tend to be younger and more educated than their male counterparts and they’re twice as likely as men to work in healthcare. They were also more prevalent in business, finance and administration. Men, on the other hand, were more likely to be in management and natural sciences.
But some things remained unchanged. Both the median and average income for men was higher: The median for women was $360,000, and for men it was $390,000. Also, women who made the ranking were more likely to be single.