FROM THE TRENCHES: What Women in New York Earn Compared to Men

Reposted from The New York Times

By Azi Paybarah, April 2, 2019


Today is Equal Pay Day, which represents how far into the current year the average American woman must work to earn what the average man did in the previous year.

This pay gap sits on top of all the other financial disparities women face, from health insurance and transportation costs to dry cleaningprices.

Women of all races and ethnicities who work full time, year-round in the United States are paid 80 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn, according to United States Census Bureau data analyzed by the American Association of University Women.

The association also says women in New York State earn 88 percent of men’s salaries. (Its website even breaks down the gender wage gap by congressional district: Find yours here.)

In New York City, a 2018 report by the city comptroller’s office highlighted the gap for black and Latin women. Black women working full time earn 57 cents “for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men,” the report says. For Latinas, that figure is 49 cents.