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The Latina Pay Gap by the Numbers
November 1 was Latina Equal Pay Day. That means Latinas had to work all of 2017 and until that day in 2018 to catch up with what white men earned in 2017 alone. No matter what their job, where they live, or how much education or experience they have, Latinas are still paid less than white men.1 Get the facts about the pay gap and its impact on Latinas and their families.
See the impact of the pay gap on Latinas and their families
The pay gap actually widens for Latinas with a college education.
The gap is largest for Latinas who have bachelor’s degrees.8
The gap hurts women and families.
Lower earnings for Latinas means less money for their families. More than half of Latina mothers are the main breadwinners for their households. When they’re paid less, it’s harder to pay for groceries, childcare, rent, tuition—all the costs of supporting a family.11
2018 Latina Equal Pay Survey
85% of Americans think it would be a major problem or crisis if they earned 50% less.12
Latinas face biases for being women and for being people of color. These compounding biases contribute to the Latina pay gap and help explain the inequality Latinas experience in the workplace.
Stories from women and their families
In partnership with P&G, we asked real women and their families about the impact of the pay gap.