Black and Hispanic workers earn lower wages and have smaller gender wage disparities than their white and Asian American and Pacific Islander counterparts: Median wages by race/ethnicity and gender, 2019

Women Men
White $19.23 $24.00
Black $15.80 $16.89
Hispanic $15.00 $17.00
AAPI $21.50 $27.50

Notes: AAPI refers to Asian American and Pacific Islander. Race and ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, AAPI non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race). Wages are in 2019 dollars.

Source: Economic Policy Institute analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata from EPI Microdata Extracts, Version 1.0.24 (2021);

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