Size Does Matter: Taller Men Earn More

By Rex Roy

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So guys, will putting lifts in your loafers add extra girth to your wallet? Professionals have researched the answer...

One would like to think that employers value their hires for their work, not their height. Unfortunately, a recently published study by the international research firm Wiley-Blackwell revealed that taller people, particularly men, earn more money. Every two inches of height seems to be worth about $950 per year.

According to the study results published in The Economist Record (a Wiley-Blackwell publication), taller men can earn more money than their shorter counterparts simply because taller people are perceived to be more intelligent and powerful. Researchers did not believe that being taller provided any genuine benefit that helped employees actually perform better.