March 14: Equal Pay Day… If a Woman’s Year lasts 15 Months

Women earn about 82 cents for every dollar men make, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. That means on March 14, women’s pay catches up to what men made in 2022.

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day: March 14th represents how far into the year women have had to work to catch up to what their male colleagues earned the previous year. 

In other words, women have to work nearly 15 months to earn what men make in 12 months.

By the numbers from NPR
– Women earn about 82 cents for every dollar a man earns
– For Black women, it’s about 65 cents 
– For Latina women, it’s about 60 cents

– More women now graduate from college than men
– More women graduate from law school than men
– Medical school graduates are roughly half women

One way women could narrow the unexplained pay gap is, of course, to negotiate for higher salaries. But . . . .women are likely to experience backlash when they ask for more money. And it can be hard to know how much their male colleagues make and, therefore, what to ask for. That is changing: a handful of states now require salary ranges be included in job postings. information can be a game changer at work for women and other marginalized groups: “They can get a real sense of, ‘Oh, this is the bottom of the range and this is the top of the range. What’s reasonable to ask for?'”

Some disagree with the concept :

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