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Far from men and women being paid differently for the same work, these data show that male doctoral students disproportionately pursue STEM fields with high demands on math skills, which subsequently pay more in the marketplace.

 

Factoring in differences in fields of study, which exist not only at the Ph.D. level but in undergraduate and Master’s-level education as well, would shrink the potential range of gender discrimination even further.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbiggs/2017/04/20/whats-your-major-another-blow-to-the-so-called-gender-pay-gap/#71d0f9e07b81