Researchers found that very thin women, (25 lbs less than average) earned on average $15,572 a year more than women of normal weight. Continuing with this trend, those relatively underpaid normal weight women earned on average $13,847 more than their overweight (25 lbs above average) sisters.
And if we extrapolate, we can conclude that very thin women would earn on average $29,419 more than overweight women.
What about the men?
In a strange Bizarro-world turn of events, male bodyweight also affects earning potential, but in a different way.
Thin men earned $8,437 less than normal weight men.
Larger men earned even more than normal weight men.
Up to a point.
Once the fellas started tipping the scales at more than 207 lbs, their pay cheque started taking a hit just like their female co-workers.
The moral of this story?
Prejudice is alive and well in 2010.