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The gender pay gap is more than just a statistic – it affects real women and real families. The gender pay gap causes real damages and perpetuates income inequality for women of color. Latinas would be making $26,095 more on average each year if there were no gender pay gap. This adds up to 3.7 year's worth of food for their families, approximately 12,342 more gallons of gas, or 27 more months of rent each year.  This amount of money could allow a Latina and her family to rise above the poverty line or jump from one socioeconomic tier to another.


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As you can read in the bar chart above, there are actually six Equal Pay Days. For example, in November every year we bring attention to the gender-based inequity in wages for Latinas, but this inequity intersects with other identities, including race and ethnicity. Each of the days represents the amount of time into the NEXT YEAR that a woman in each group would have to work to earn the same amount of money a non-Hispanic white man, doing the same job, earned the previous year. Latina women work more almost an entire extra year to earn what non-Hispanic white men doing the same work earn in one year.

On average this is what women earn compared to White, non-Hispanic Men:

  • Latinas November 1, 2018 $.53 (cents) Earning almost half as much as white non-Hispanic men in a year as well as earning less than every other woman.

  • Native American September 27, 2018 $.55 (cents)

  • African-American/Black August 7, 2018 $.61 (cents) <Learn more about Black Women Pay Equity>

  • Mothers May 30, 2018 $.69 (cents) all moms compared to all dads

  • White April 17, 2018 $.77 (cents)

  • Asian-American February 22, 2018 $.85 (cents)

(above data from equalpaytoday.org/equalpaydays)

READ THESE BOOKS to dig deeper to help close the wage gaps:

This hands-on manual provides Latinas with the tools they need to succeed at work by examining some of the societal and cultural obstacles that hinder their progress.

This hands-on manual provides Latinas with the tools they need to succeed at work by examining some of the societal and cultural obstacles that hinder their progress.

This book is for girls who want to live boldly, who have a red-hot fire deep down in their gut, who are smart enough to be mad and bold enough to demand change. —Kaelyn Rich

This book is for girls who want to live boldly, who have a red-hot fire deep down in their gut, who are smart enough to be mad and bold enough to demand change.
—Kaelyn Rich

"Policy makers can take a number of critical lessons from the analyses in this volume"

"Policy makers can take a number of critical lessons from the analyses in this volume"

“How can women and their families get ahead when they’re getting undercut and shortchanged?” -Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator for New York State

“How can women and their families get ahead when they’re getting undercut and shortchanged?”
-Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator for New York State

EMAIL advocate@PayEquityCoalition.com if you want to learn how to negotiate a better salary or join a group of energetic people helping to close the wage gaps or want more information about events and activities for pay equity for all women.