Handsome Men Make More, Study Claims

Report also shows "Below Average-Looking" men earned 26 percent less than "Average" co-workers

By Patrick Hickey Jr.
|  Monday, Mar 11, 2013  |  Updated 11:49 AM EDT
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Handsome Men Make More, Study Claims

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Men who look like Chris Hemsworth may do pretty well for themselves. A study conducted by Australian economists said the effects of handsome men can be seen as far down the job ladder as assembly line workers.

A new study claims that a more handsome man can make as much as 22 percent more than his "average-looking" co-workers, for the same job, The Sunday Times reported.

The study, conducted by Australian economists, said the effects can be seen as far down the job ladder as assembly line workers. The report, entitled "Unpacking the Beauty Premium," was reportedly the largest of its kind and repeated a survey from 1984 to see if the results had changed. They hadn't.

Dr Andrew Leigh of the Australian National University, who conducted the research, said results don't correlate to women.

"Some people still believe that good looks and intelligence are incompatible in women so a good-looking woman can't be that productive," Leigh told The Sunday Times. "There's no dumb-blonde syndrome affecting men's pay."

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