Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
You’ve no doubt heard that blondes have more fun. Well, it turns out they also have more in their paychecks.
A 2010 study from the Queensland University of Technology studied 13,000 Caucasian women and found blondes earn more than 7 percent more than female employees with any other hair color. The study said the pay bump is equivalent to the boost an employee would generally see from one entire year of additional education.
As a bonus, the study also found blonde women marry men who earn an average of 6 percent more than husbands of women with other hair colors.