The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women is committed to promoting gender equaility for women's pay.
Look for news and information onour webpage and social media about upcoming events for Women's 2020 Pay Equity.
Dates are based on 2018 U.S. Census data on median earnings for full-time, year-round workers. Because they are observances, adjustments may have been made to avoid weekends and holidays.
WOMEN COMPARED TO MEN: MARCH 31, 2020 — $0.82 (CENTS)
WAGE GAP BY DEMOGRAPHIC
Asian-American Women: Feb 11* — $0.90 (cents)
White Women: March 31 — $0.82 (cents)
Black Women: Aug 13 — $0.62 (cents)
Native American Women: Oct 1 — $0.57 (cents)
Latina Women: Nov 2 — $0.54 (cents)
*Equal Pay figures for this community vary widely by ethnicity
THE WAGE GAP FOR PARENTS
Moms: June 4 — $0.70 (cents) *
*All U.S. moms compared to all U.S. dads
In 1996, the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) launched the first “Equal Pay Day,” (originally recognized as “National Pay Inequity Awareness Day” and changed to Equal Pay Day in 1998) to symbolize how far into the new year women had to work to earn as much as men earned in the previous year. Typically held in April, Equal Pay Day continues to be a widely recognized public awareness day to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages, with recent expansions to mark Equal Pay Days based on race and ethnicity.
Here is some helpful information about Pay Equity and the Gender Gap locally and nationally. Click the links below to find out more:
- Wage Gap information in Erie County
- AAUW Know Your Rights under the EPA
- Executive Order #13 - Pay Equity Certification on County Contracts
- 7/15/15: Poloncarz Statement on ECIDA Pay Equity Passage
- The Gender Wage Gap By Occupation 2018
- The Fight for Pay Equity: A Federal Road Map 2019
- State-By-State Interactive Pay Gap Map: National Women's Law Center