The women’s suffrage of the roaring 1920s is not as distant a memory as it may seem.
Today we celebrate Equal Pay Day - a date that symbolizes how far into the year women must work in order to “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year, in addition to raising awareness around the gender pay gap in your community.
Pay Parity in New York
If you look at median pay, there is an annual wage gap of $6,799 across 81% of New York’s Congressional Districts.
- A woman who holds a full-time, year-round job makes on average, $44,781.
- A man who holds a full-time, year-round job makes on average, $51,580.
For women of color who hold full-time, year-round jobs – the gap is even larger:
- African American women are paid $0.66 cents to the dollar.
- Latina women are paid $0.56 cents to the dollar.
- Asian women are paid $0.80 cents to the dollar.