Equal Pay Day

 

Each year, National Equal Pay Day reflects how far into the current year women must work to match what men earned in the previous year. Due to a gender gap in pay, it takes women an extra three months of wages to make up the difference. On average, women working full time and year-round are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to a man who works full time and year-round. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.

Advocates call for more salary transparency on Equal Pay Day

Apr 4, 2017

Tuesday on “Equal Pay Day,” California women’s rights advocates highlighted a proposal to require employers to be more transparent about what they’re paying their workers. A bill would mandate companies with more than 250 employees report the median pay for men and women. 

Each year, National Equal Pay Day reflects how far into the current year women must work to match what men earned in the previous year. Due to a gender gap in pay, it takes women an extra three months of wages to make up that 23-percent difference.