Today is equal pay day. April 2, 2019 is the date that symbolizes how far into this year women must work to earn what men earned in 2018. Based on census data, the average wage gap between women and men is $0.80; however, the gap is far wider for women of color. The full calendar for all equal pay days is below:
- Asian Women v. White, non-Hispanic men – 85 cents – March 5, 2019
- All Women v. All Men – 80 cents – April 2, 2019
- White Women v. White, non-Hispanic Men – 77 cents – April 19, 2019
- Black Women v. White, non-Hispanic Men – 61 cents – August 22, 2019
- Native Women v. White, non-Hispanic Men – 58 cents – Sep. 23, 2019
- Latinas v. White, non-Hispanic Men – 53 cents – Nov. 20, 2019
**Statistics were found from the resources below.
The wage gap can total over $10,000 each year. Over the course of a women’s entire career, the total can be staggering. Based on historical trends, it has been estimated that women will not see equal pay until the year 2059.
Check out the resources below to learn more information about Equal Pay Day and look for the hashtag #EqualPayDay on social media for posts relevant to this topic.
Equal Pay Today
National Women’s Law Center
National Committee on Pay Equity
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Women and the Law Division