Gender pay gaps for major U.S. occupations

As we all know these days, there exists a gender pay gap across most major professions in the United States. The Wall Street Journal charts the average differences for 446 occupations.

Occupations are charted from least to greatest gap horizontally, and the vertical axis represents salaries. Blue dots represent men’s average salaries and the pink represents women’s, and a vertical line connects the two. So the longer the vertical, the bigger the gap.

There’s an interesting use of the fish eye effect as you mouse over so that you can see the individual lines. There’s also a search box to find an occupation of interest. I just wish the two were closer linked with a zoom on search, instead of only a highlight.

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Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015

These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.