5 charts show how much more men make than women
Mar. 8, 2017, 2:54 PM
54 years after the the United States passed the Equal Pay Act, women in the US still face a substantial gender wage gap across the spectrum.
Today, on average, a woman earns 79 cents for every dollar a man earns, and women’s median annual earnings are $10,800 less than men’s, according to a reportreleased by the Senate Joint Economic Committee Democratic Staff last April.
While progress has been made towards pay parity between the sexes, the Institute for Women's Policy Research estimates that it will not be reached until 2059.
The five charts below illustrate the significant pay discrepancies between men and women based on education, race, age, geographical location, and more.
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