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The Wage Gap, by Gender and Race

(median annual earnings of black men and women, Hispanic men and women, and white women as a percentage of white men's median annual earnings)

Year White
men
Black
men
Hispanic
men
White
women
Black
women
Hispanic
women
1970 100% 69.0% n.a. 58.7% 48.2% n.a.
1975 100 74.3 72.1% 57.5 55.4 49.3%
1980 100 70.7 70.8 58.9 55.7 50.5
1985 100 69.7 68.0 63.0 57.1 52.1
1990 100 73.1 66.3 69.4 62.5 54.3
1992 100 72.6 63.3 70.0 64.0 55.4
1994 100 75.1 64.3 71.6 63.0 55.6
1995 100 75.9 63.3 71.2 64.2 53.4
1996 100 80.0 63.9 73.3 65.1 56.6
1997 100 75.1 61.4 71.9 62.6 53.9
1998 100 74.9 61.6 72.6 62.6 53.1
1999 100 80.6 61.6 71.6 65.0 52.1
2000 100 78.2 63.4 72.2 64.6 52.8
2003 100 78.2 63.3 75.6 65.4 54.3
2004 100 74.5 63.2 76.7 68.4 56.9
2006 100 72.1 57.5 73.5 63.6 51.7
2010 100 74.5 65.9 80.5 69.6 59.8
Source: U.S. Current Population Survey and the National Committee on Pay Equity; also Bureau of Labor Statistics: Weekly and Hourly Earnings Data from the Current Population Survey.

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