On average, women in the U.S. are paid 20% less than men.
If you break it down by race and ethnicity, the gap is even worse.
Black women are paid 39% less and Latinas are paid 47% less than white men.
IF WOMEN WERE PAID FAIRLY…
If women were paid fairly…… the average woman would earn over $400,000 more during the course of her career.
If women were paid fairly…… each woman’s extra annual earnings would pay off her student loan debt in just under three years.
“Equal pay for women is critical, but the pay gap is only part of a larger problem. Women face an uneven playing field in the workplace: they are less likely to be hired and promoted, receive less support from managers, and get less access to senior leaders.”
The pay gap is also hurting women globally.
On average, women are paid 23% less than men worldwide.
SIZE OF THE GENDER PAY GAP ACROSS THE GLOBE:
- 20%United States
- 17%United Kingdom
- 35%Republic of Korea