Women overall working full time, year round in the United States are paid only 78 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. But the wage gap is even larger for African American women who work full time, year round—they are paid only 64 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. This gap, which amounts to a loss of $19,399 a year, means that African American women have to work nearly 19 months—until almost the end of July—to make as much as white, non-Hispanic men did in the previous year alone.

 

Published On: July 22, 2015Associated Issues: Equal Pay and the Wage GapImpact of the Wage GapWorkplace