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Women's earnings, 1979–2012 : The Economics Daily
In 2012, women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $691. On average in 2012, women made about 81 percent of the median earnings of male full-time wage and salary workers ($854). In 1979, the first year for which comparable earnings data are available, women earned 62 percent of what men earned.
African American women are said to be paid 64 cents, and Hispanic women only 54 cents, for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. (Credit: Rob Rogers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)