Equal Pay Day is April 14, 2015. In other words, women must work that far into 2015 to earn what men earned in 2014.
- Women are paid approximately 78% of what men are paid for comparable work and that number hasn’t moved much in the last ten years.
- A recent study predicted that the wage gap will continue to be an issue until 2058 at the rate things are going. A few states are not predicted to solve the problem in this century.
- Other factors contribute to this wage gap. For example, the disparity is worse in some states than others, and the effect can be larger depending on race, age, and industry.
- Women can lose over half a million dollars to the wage gap over their careers, and college-educated women can lose over $800,000. The pay gap is actually worse for those with graduate degrees.
- The wage gap is an issue in the legal profession, including for women law partners.