A new study by Duke University reveals that men with lower voices earn more money, run larger companies and stay in their jobs longer.
Researcher Bill Mayew says, ''About a year ago, colleagues in the biology department looked at how voice pitch affects leadership qualities. The thought was that this might transfer to leadership positions, but no one had ever investigated it in the real world…this led to the genesis of our project. Specialists studied 792 male chief executives of American companies and found a distinct correlation between wages and the pitch of voices. Those with deeper voices had a distinct advantage over their high-pitched peers, as they were found to earn more. Executives with voices on the deeper end of the scale earned, on average $187,000 more in pay than high-pitched peers. Researchers claim that lower pitched voices are linked to dominant behavior, because deep voices are related to high testosterone levels.''