It pays (women) to be very thin

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Wall Street Journal has said it before, and now a new study confirms that employers seem to treat women the same way the fashion industry does.

The thinner they are, the more they pay them.

The University of Florida found very thin women, those weighing 25 pounds less than average, earned over $15,000 more annually.

And women who weigh 25 pounds over the norm earn an average of $13,847 less than the average-weight female.

But the opposite is true for men.

Thin men actually earn about $8,000 less than average-weight men.

In fact, men are consistently rewarded for getting heavier. According the WSJ, the highest pay point for guys is reached around 207 pounds.