News About Pay Equity in Erie County

Modified: February 11, 2020 2:43pm

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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.


EQUAL PAY DAYS 2019

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:

 

 

 

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8307
Fax: (716) 858-8311

Commission on the Status of Women
95 Franklin Street, Suite 624
Buffalo, New York 14202