The Gender Wage Gap in NYC

Overview

On Equal Pay Day, April 10, 2018, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a first-of-its-kind analysis that spotlights how massive pay disparities between men and women permeate throughout the city’s workforce and deny women equal economic power and security. The analysis shows how both gender and race drive yawning wage gaps and reveals for the first time how these gaps persist even for people engaged in the same line of work in New York City.

“Women power New York City, but pay equity remains a far too distant promise and pay discrimination continues to be all too real. In every way, women contribute to the health and vitality of this city, but they face persistent barriers in every line of work. It’s wrong, and it has to change. If New York City is going to lead in this century and the next, all women must be paid what they are worth. It’s that simple.”
~ New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

What Could the Gender Wage Gap Buy?

Latinas working full-time in NYC earn $38,000 less on average in a year than white men.

What could Latinas afford if the gender wage gap were eliminated for just one year?

Analysis finds Black women working full-time lose on average over $1.2 million in earnings over 40-year career.
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Latinas, despite their vast contributions to the city, experience largest wage gap among women in NYC.
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