Native women working full time, year round are typically paid only 58 cents for every dollar paid to their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts, leading to a lifetime loss of $977,720.
When comparing all men and women who work full time, year round in the United States, women are paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. This well-documented wage gap is even larger for Native women who work full time, year round when compared to their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts. Native women are paid only 58 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. This gap in pay, which typically amounts to a loss of $24,443 a year, means that Native women have to work more than 21 months—until the end of September—to make as much as white, non- Hispanic white men in the previous calendar year.