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Paystub and cash Workers also aren’t happy with CEO pay, with 78 percent saying that most CEOs and other top execs make too much compared with employees. (Photo: Shutterstock)

No matter their age or race, nearly a third of workers don’t believe that employees in their company are paid fairly. In fact, 34 percent say they believe their pay is based on managers’ or supervisors’ “feelings” on what they deserve to make, instead of based on performance, experience or skills.

That’s according to a study from beqom that also finds 48 percent of workers believing that men are paid more than women at their company. At the industry level, U.S. workers believe men are paid more than women in technology (34 percent), banking and finance (23 percent), health care and medical (13 percent) and education and higher education (5 percent)—regardless of equal skill, performance and experience.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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