National Partnership for Women & Families

Fair Pay

You deserve to be paid fairly. It’s that simple.

One number says it all: Women today are still paid only $0.80 for every dollar paid to men. And African American women and Latinas get even less.

In six out of 10 families, a mother is the primary or co-breadwinner, so the wage gap makes a huge difference in a family’s economic security.

Consider this: Working women in the United States are paid, on average, more than $10,470 less per year than men. That’s the equivalent of 78 more weeks of food expenses or 11 more months of rent every year.

Bottom line: The gender-based wage gap hurts women and families and, at the current rate, it will not close completely for another four decades.

Can you wait another 40 years for fair pay? We sure can’t, and we won’t. With your help, we will make wage discrimination a thing of the past.

The Paycheck Fairness Act would be an important step toward eliminating discriminatory pay practices in the workplace.

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