Equal Pay Day has come around again — Tuesday, April 2, is the day in 2019 through which U.S. white women had to work to earn what the average U.S. white man earned in 2018. Asian women’s equal pay day was March 5, 2019, black women’s Equal Pay Day isn’t until Aug. 22, Native women’s equal pay day is September 23, and Latinas Equal Pay Day is almost a full year later – Nov. 20, 2019.
Depending whom you ask, the gender wage gap is between 18 and 20 percent across all industries, though it is narrower in the technology sector. And a new report from Glassdoor shows the pay gap is shrinking, albeit slowly. The Glassdoor report shows the unadjusted pay gap between men and women in the U.S. is 21.4 percent, meaning women earn, on average, $0.79 for every $1 men earn. That’s a 2.7 percentage point shrink in the unadjusted pay gap from three years ago (March 2016), according to Glassdoor. However, when controlled for variables such as age, education, experience, occupation, industry, location, year, specific company and job title, the adjusted pay gap in the U.S. becomes 4.9 percent – a 0.5 percentage point shrink since 2016.
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