Assemble analyzed the evolution of the gender wage gap since 1980, drawing on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Annual percentages are calculated with the median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers.
How the gender wage gap has changed over the last 40 yearsUpdated
1980-1984: Women earn 64.2% of men's wagesUpdated
1985-1989: Women earn 68.1% of men's wagesUpdated
1990-1994: Women earn 71.9% of men's wagesUpdated
1995-1999: Women earn 75.5% of men's wagesUpdated
2000-2004: Women earn 76.9% of men's wagesUpdated
2005-2009: Women earn 81% of men's wagesUpdated
2010-2014: Women earn 81.2% of men's wagesUpdated
2015-2019: Women earn 81.1% of men's wagesUpdated
2020-2021: Women earn 82.4% of men's wagesUpdated
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