Washington, (Agencies): A famous cliché that men should be strong and women slim is also colouring them in masculinity and femininity while getting pay package at workplace.  

According to the reports published the Washington Post, men who are skinnier than average get smaller paychecks than normal-weighted men, while thin women are paid fairly more than their average-size counterparts,

Researchers Timothy Judge and Daniel Cable found slim women earned about 16,000 dollars more a year on average. In contrast, skinny men earned about 8,000 dollars less than their more muscular male co-workers.
 
They said that much of the problem is the result of subconscious decisions based on entrenched social stereotypes. Their report cites studies in which obese individuals were identified as ''undisciplined, dishonest and less likely to do productive work''.