COUNTDOWN DAY 2:
We’re getting closer to Equal Pay Day 2013 on April 9th, and with just two days to go, it’s time to see what the gender pay gap looks like three years into the 2010s.
As you can see in the image below, today, women still only earn $0.77 for every $1.00 earned by a man doing the same job. If she’s a CEO, she earns just $0.69 for every $1.00 earned by a man in the same job.
If a woman has a higher degree, the pay disparity is even more evident. A woman with an M.A., makes less than a man with a B.A., and a woman with a PhD, makes less than a man with an M.A. In fact, a woman with a professional degree makes just 67% of what a man makes doing the same work. Mothers can deduct another 2.5% off of their salaries while fathers make 2.1% more than men without children.
If you missed any of the previous days in the countdown, you can follow the links to check out the data about the gender pay gap in the 1970s (Countdown Day 5), the 1980s (Countdown Day 4), and the 1990s and 2000s (Countdown Day 3).
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View the Gender Pay Gap Slideshow to learn more equal pay statistics.