The State of the Gender Pay Gap in 2021
In observance of Equal Pay Day (March 24, 2021), PayScale has updated our Gender Pay Gap Report for 2021 with additional data on the Racial Wage Gap to fully explore the intersectionality of pay inequity.
Since we have started tracking the gender pay gap, the difference between the earnings of women and men has shrunk, but only by an incremental amount each year. There remains a disparity in how men and women are paid, even when all compensable factors are controlled, meaning that women are still being paid less than men due to no attributable reason other than gender. As our data will show, the gender pay gap is wider for women of color, women at higher job levels, and women in certain occupations and industries.
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