The term gender wage gap refers to the difference in earnings between women and men. The term was created because women are often paid less than men for the same work.
At Rung for Women, our mission to inspire all women to climb the economic opportunity ladder is at the center of our work, and we are committed to helping educate and encourage employers to be more transparent with salaries. You can download a printable of Rung’s 20 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap HERE.
Here are 20 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap:
Women are paid 84% and 77% of every dollar paid to white men. *
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is July 27. Black women are paid 67% of every dollar paid to white men.
Moms’ Equal Pay Day is August 15. Moms are paid 74% and 62% of every dollar paid to dads. *
Latina’s Equal Pay Day is October 5. Latinas are paid 57% of every dollar paid to white men.
Native Women’s Equal Pay Day is November 30. Native women are paid 57% of every dollar paid to white men.
Asian American and Pacific Islander women are paid 92% and 80% of every dollar paid to white men. *
Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996
Latinas, Native Americans, and Black women working full-time lose about $1 million over the course of their working lives.
One way to diminish the Gender Wage Gap is to disclose the salary range publicly when hiring.
Women working full time in the U.S. make 83% of what men do.
Rung’s mission is to inspire all women to climb the economic opportunity ladder.
Women lose out on more than $15 billion a year.
15 of the 20 highest paying jobs are dominated by men.
14 of the 20 lowest paying jobs are dominated by women.
Mothers face an even higher pay gap than women without kids.
Women face an income gap in retirement, too.
The pay gap exists in nearly every profession.
In 2022, women earned 17% less than men on average.
A 20-year-old woman just starting full-time, year-round work stands to lose $407,760 over a 40-year career compared to her male counterpart.
Men in the legal industry earn an average of 59% more than women.
*Two figures shown indicate different race groups.