Lawrence, who made about $52 million in Forbes’s most recent 12-month count and became Hollywood’s most highly paid actress, acknowledges her struggle isn’t “relatable” to the average working woman. But the gender wage gap persists in virtually every occupation, ultra-prestigious and entry-level.
In 2014, women working full-time jobs made only 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, a difference of 21 percent. The disparities widen across racial lines : Black women made 64 cents and Hispanic women made 54 cents for every dollar earned by white men.
A recent report from Institute for Women’s Policy Research predicts U.S. women won’t reach pay parity with men until 2058.