What’s the Wage Gap Where You Live?
In Pennsylvania, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $37,089 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $47,956. This means that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,867 between full-time working men and women in the state.1
Nationally, women working full time, year round are paid just 77 cents for every dollar paid to all men. Women of color experience even greater disparities. African American women are paid 64 cents and Latinas are paid just 55 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
View the wage gap numbers for your Pennsylvania congressional district here.
From the National Partnership for Women and Families
The Basics on Equal Pay (from the National Committee on Pay Equity):
- Q&A on Equal Pay
- History of Pay Equity
- Pay Equity Over Time
- Top 10 Reasons for the Wage Gap
- Examining the ‘Womens Choices’ Theory
Additional Data and Resources:
- The Importance of Fair Pay for Women in Pennsylvania from the National Women’s Law Center
- A senior program adviser at the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program details and busts five myths about the gender wage gap.
- The Simple Truth About the Gender Wage Gap from AAUW.
- Advancing Equal Pay Enforcement: More Effective and Transparent Procedures for Investigating Pay Discrimination from OFCCP.
- Graduating to a Pay Gap by the AAUW reports the gender wage gap a year after graduation from college.
- State-by-State Pay Rankings from the AAUW (Note that Pennsylvania is 34th on the list!)