Equal Pay Day for ALL Women should be on December 31, but it's not. The average woman must work far into the next year to earn what the average man earns the previous year. 


EQUAL PAY DAYS 2017

Dates are based on 2015 U.S. Census data on median earnings for full-time, year-round workers. Because they are observances, adjustments may have been made to avoid weekends and holidays. Equal pay figures for the latter Equal Pay Day dates may be updated in September 2017 after the 2016 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage and Supplemental Poverty Measure Report is released.

Women compared to men: April 4, 2017 -- $.80 (cents)

Upcoming Equal Pay Day Observance: Women's Rights Coalition Twitter Storm on Tuesday, May 23 at 2:00-3:00 pm ET using #MomsEqualPay. Download graphics here.

Upcoming Equal Pay Day Observance:

Women's Rights Coalition Twitter Storm on Tuesday, May 23 at 2:00-3:00 pm ET using #MomsEqualPay. Download graphics here.

wage gap by demographic

Women of Color as compared to White, non-Hispanic Men:

Asian-American Women: March 7, 2017* -- $.85 (cents)

White Women: May 1, 2017 -- $.75 (cents)

African-American Women: July 31, 2017 -- $.63 (cents)

Native American Women: September 25, 2017 -- $.58 (cents)

Latinas: November 2, 2017 -- $.54 (cents)

Moms compared to Dads: May 23, 2017 -- $.71 (cents)

Do you support Equal Pay, but missed Equal Pay Day? It's not too late! Show your support by downloading a photo of yourself holding a state-specific sign -- “Another [INSERT State]ian for Equal Pay” -- and share it on social media using #EqualPay2Day.

Do you support Equal Pay, but missed Equal Pay Day? It's not too late! Show your support by downloading a photo of yourself holding a state-specific sign -- “Another [INSERT State]ian for Equal Pay” -- and share it on social media using #EqualPay2Day.

*Equal Pay figures for this community vary widely by ethnicity.

know your facts

The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap (AAUW) 

The Wage Gap: The Who, How, Why, and What To Do (NWLC)

Women and the Lifetime Wage Gap: How Many Woman Years Does it Take to Equal 40 Man Years? (NWLC)

The Lifetime Wage Gap By State for Women (NWLC)

State by State Wage Gap Rankings (NWLC)

State by State fact sheets on the Wage Gap (National Partnership)

Projected Year the Wage Gap Will Close by State (IWPR)

Employer Leadership to Advance Equal Pay: Examples of Promising Practices (NWLC)

Projected Year the Wage Gap Will Close by State (IWPR)

Closing the pay gap and beyond: A comprehensive strategy for improving economic security for women and families (EPI)

Presidential Proclamation on National Equal Pay Day, 2016 (Obama White House)

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ARCHIVED -- EQUAL PAY DAYS 2016

Dates are based on 2014 U.S. Census data on median earnings for full-time, year-round workers. Because they are observances, adjustments may have been made to avoid weekends and holidays. Equal pay figures and Equal Pay Day dates will be updated in September 2016 after the 2015 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage and Supplemental Poverty Measure Report is released.

Women as compared to Men Overall: April 12, 2016

Women of Color as compared to White, non-Hispanic Men:
Asian-American Women: March 15, 2016
White Women: April 28, 2016
African-American Women: August 23 , 2016
Native American Women: September 15 , 2016
Latinas: November 1, 2016

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