The Gender Wage Gap Is Getting Worse for Some Women

  • The Gender Wage Gap Is Getting Worse for Some Women

The Gender Wage Gap Is Getting Worse for Some Women

By 2017, that number had gone. down: past year, it was just 79 cents on the dollar for that demographic, according to a new report from HR analytics and software company Visier, released Tuesday for Equal Pay Day. African-American women earn 62 cents for every dollar a White man earns, Hispanic women make 54 cents.

On average, American women earn 80 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn, according to a report by the Senate Joint Economic Committee Democratic Staff. Even though more attention is being paid to the gender pay gap, "large U.S. employers are not making collective progress towards closing the gender pay gap", Visier says in a press release. However, the pay gap increases as women and men gain more experience as women with seven to 10 years of experience are offered 93% of what men are offered, while women with 13 to 14 years of experience receive 92% of what men are paid for the same job with the same company. According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, women who work full-time-year round only earn $0.80 to every $1.00 men earn.

Compared to the already horrendous 20% gender pay gap, The NYT shared information that designers like Karen Millen actually had an even more staggering 49% gap, while beauty brand Benefit Cosmetics reported one that sat around 30.7%.

In Wyoming, the gender wage gap is 36%, the biggest in the nation.

At the state level, NY women face the narrowest pay gap, making 89 cents for every $1 paid to men.