The US Navy’s most recent statistics on female officers and sailors have revealed that the Navy’s female officers earn a median of $55,000 per year, compared to the median male officer’s $65,000 pay.
While the Navy is still far from being at parity with its male counterparts in terms of pay, it has shown an increase in women officers in recent years.
In the past five years, the Navy has made several waves in hiring female officers.
In 2017, the service began using a hiring quota system to select female officers for promotion.
That year, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NASSCOM) and the Navy Academy awarded scholarships to female candidates.
And in 2017, Naval Air Systems Command awarded scholarships for female candidates to attend its naval academy.
But despite the progress made, the number of women officers is still below the Navy as a whole.
The number of female sailors in the US Navy remains significantly below the Naval Academy’s overall representation of women, as it is below the average of women at the Naval Undergraduate Admissions Commission (NAVCOM).
It is unclear how much of this gap in female representation is because of the gender imbalance in the workforce, but the Navy said in a statement that the gender disparity in its ranks is “substantially greater than the average for the United States military.”
In the US Air Force, for example, women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by a male officer.
The Navy has announced a plan to increase its number of officers in the enlisted ranks to about 100 percent by 2020.
But for all of its progress, there is still a long way to go.
US Navy photo by Capt. Jennifer J. Sullenberger, via the US Army’s website.
The US Air Forces has a female admiral, a female lieutenant commander, and two female flight officers, but there are still women serving in all four of these roles, the US military said.