The Gender Wage Gap: 2014; Earnings Differences by Race and Ethnicity

Ariane Hegewisch, M.Phil., Emily Ellis, Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D.

March 6, 2015
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The gender wage gap in the United States has not seen significant improvements in recent years and remains a reality for women across racial and ethnic groups. In 2014, the ratio of women’s to men’s median weekly full-time earnings was 82.5 percent, an increase of just 0.4 percentage points since 2013, when the ratio was 82.1 percent. Women’s median weekly earnings for full-time work were $719 compared with $871 for men. Once controlling for inflation, neither women’s nor men’s median earnings significantly increased between 2013 and 2014.