How much more would you earn if women had equal pay? 

Equal pay looks different for different women depending on their race. Use our calculator to see how much more you'd potentially be earning if we closed the gender and racial pay gap.


 

In a world free from racial or gender discrimination, you'd potentially be earning...

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How does the calculator work?

Our calculator will estimate what your current income might be if you were paid as much as the average white male. 

FOR EVERY $1.00 A WHITE MAN EARNS:

  • Women on average will earn 80 cents
  • White women will earn 77 cents
  • African American women will earn 61 cents
  • Asian American women will earn 85 cents
  • Native American women will earn 58 cents
  • Hispanic / Latina women will earn 53 cents
 
*These projections are based on 2017 U.S. Census data of median earnings for full-time, year-round workers. It calculates based on the average median earnings of each demographic group, but does not take into account age, location, or industry, all of which are known to also affect the wage gap. 
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Tell Senators to Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

The Paycheck Fairness Act, passed in the House of Representatives in March 2019, would improve the scope of the Equal Pay Act with stronger incentives for employers to follow the law, enhance federal enforcement efforts, and prohibit retaliation against workers asking about wage practices.

 

THE WAGE GAP FOR WOMEN

The Problem

Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men were paid—a gap of 20%. The gap has narrowed since the 1970s, but still, the pay gap does not appear likely to go away on its own. Some researchers predict that if the rate of change remains the same, women will not reach pay equity with men until 2106.

The Solution

Closing the wage gap and ending discriminatory pay practices will demand legislative reforms. Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act and other economic security policies — like paid family and medical leave, affordable childcare, earned paid sick days, and a living wage — can help close the gap. As of March 27th, the Paycheck Fairness Act has passed in the House, but it still needs the Senate's approval to become law.

How You Can Help

Contact your Senators and ask them to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. This piece of legislation would improve the scope of the Equal Pay Act (which hasn’t been updated since 1963) with stronger incentives for employers to follow the law, enhance federal enforcement efforts, and prohibit retaliation against workers asking about wage practices.