The Gender Pay Gap Across the USA
In 2014, American women earned on average $152 less than men. Per week. On an hourly basis, this means that female workers were paid only $0.83 for every dollar paid to a man. As the working hours, weeks and months pass, the earnings gap between genders becomes more and more significant . The $152 per week quickly become almost $8,000, at the end of the year. And these averages hide further inequalities. For example, between 2005 and 2015, each week Latinas earned only 60% of what White men earned. And only $0.74 for every dollar earned by a White women. In 2013, ladies in Louisiana were paid 44% less than men. At the opposite side of the spectrum, women in Washington D.C. earned almost earned as much as male workers (91%).
In this Silk, we've collected, analyzed and visualized the latest available data on the gender and race pay gap. We've used data from:
- National Women's Law Center for by-state breakdowns. (Based on the 2013 American Community Survey Data ).
- Bureau of Labor Statistics data on weekly earnings by demographic group (1979 - 2015 yearly averages. 2015 data refers only to the 1st quarter. All data refers to full-time wage and salary workers)
- Bureau of Labor Statistics historical data on wives' earnings and contribution to family income. (1979 - 2011)