Straight out of college, women make about $3 less per hour than men: Real average hourly wages of young college graduates by gender, 1989–2017

Date Men Women
2000-01-01 $19.69 $17.92
2000-02-01 $19.62 $18.01
2000-03-01 $19.71 $18.00
2000-04-01 $20.13 $17.96
2000-05-01 $19.94 $17.92
2000-06-01 $19.90 $18.17
2000-07-01 $19.91 $17.93
2000-08-01 $19.96 $18.00
2000-09-01 $19.97 $18.19
2000-10-01 $19.99 $18.23
2000-11-01 $19.84 $18.31
2000-12-01 $19.80 $18.29
2001-01-01 $19.62 $18.20
2001-02-01 $19.63 $18.28
2001-03-01 $20.08 $18.39
2001-04-01 $20.24 $18.35
2001-05-01 $20.59 $18.53
2001-06-01 $20.50 $18.32
2001-07-01 $20.43 $18.48
2001-08-01 $20.57 $18.29
2001-09-01 $21.01 $18.26
2001-10-01 $20.91 $18.23
2001-11-01 $20.86 $18.23
2001-12-01 $20.66 $18.00
2002-01-01 $20.84 $18.18
2002-02-01 $21.11 $18.30
2002-03-01 $20.59 $18.05
2002-04-01 $20.21 $18.20
2002-05-01 $19.91 $18.13
2002-06-01 $20.01 $18.11
2002-07-01 $19.99 $17.87
2002-08-01 $19.92 $17.89
2002-09-01 $20.01 $17.84
2002-10-01 $20.08 $17.85
2002-11-01 $20.31 $17.94
2002-12-01 $20.42 $17.93
2003-01-01 $20.39 $17.99
2003-02-01 $20.03 $17.82
2003-03-01 $19.88 $17.94
2003-04-01 $19.91 $17.93
2003-05-01 $19.99 $17.90
2003-06-01 $19.87 $17.94
2003-07-01 $19.69 $17.92
2003-08-01 $19.70 $17.83
2003-09-01 $19.43 $17.72
2003-10-01 $19.64 $17.65
2003-11-01 $19.45 $17.49
2003-12-01 $19.11 $17.67
2004-01-01 $18.69 $17.63
2004-02-01 $18.93 $17.59
2004-03-01 $19.10 $17.61
2004-04-01 $19.20 $17.92
2004-05-01 $19.22 $18.04
2004-06-01 $19.21 $17.81
2004-07-01 $19.34 $18.07
2004-08-01 $19.25 $18.10
2004-09-01 $19.43 $18.02
2004-10-01 $19.13 $18.16
2004-11-01 $19.26 $17.98
2004-12-01 $19.38 $17.85
2005-01-01 $19.73 $17.82
2005-02-01 $19.38 $17.82
2005-03-01 $19.36 $17.65
2005-04-01 $19.46 $17.27
2005-05-01 $19.83 $17.05
2005-06-01 $20.04 $17.16
2005-07-01 $20.15 $16.94
2005-08-01 $20.38 $16.99 
2005-09-01 $19.98 $17.09
2005-10-01 $19.91 $16.99
2005-11-01 $19.75 $17.23
2005-12-01 $19.63 $17.17
2006-01-01 $19.52 $17.01
2006-02-01 $19.79 $17.30
2006-03-01 $19.90 $17.38
2006-04-01 $19.64 $17.49
2006-05-01 $19.07 $17.61
2006-06-01 $18.94 $17.50
2006-07-01 $19.03 $17.76
2006-08-01 $18.63 $17.66
2006-09-01 $18.72 $17.70
2006-10-01 $18.95 $17.72
2006-11-01 $19.12 $17.66
2006-12-01 $19.31 $17.64
2007-01-01 $19.47 $17.65
2007-02-01 $19.86 $17.61
2007-03-01 $19.88 $17.57
2007-04-01 $20.21 $17.48
2007-05-01 $20.28 $17.46
2007-06-01 $20.46 $17.43
2007-07-01 $20.57 $17.05
2007-08-01 $20.84 $17.23
2007-09-01 $20.92 $17.46
2007-10-01 $21.02 $17.34
2007-11-01 $20.89 $17.43
2007-12-01 $20.62 $17.56
2008-01-01 $20.19 $17.70
2008-02-01 $19.61 $17.60
2008-03-01 $19.70 $17.76
2008-04-01 $19.60 $17.75
2008-05-01 $19.52 $17.83
2008-06-01 $19.31 $18.08
2008-07-01 $19.06 $18.09
2008-08-01 $19.28 $17.97
2008-09-01 $19.20 $17.71
2008-10-01 $18.90 $17.87
2008-11-01 $18.92 $17.79
2008-12-01 $19.12 $17.91
2009-01-01 $19.41 $17.89
2009-02-01 $19.52 $17.75
2009-03-01 $19.40 $17.72
2009-04-01 $19.46 $17.73
2009-05-01 $19.70 $17.58
2009-06-01 $19.96 $17.56
2009-07-01 $20.63 $17.78
2009-08-01 $20.47 $17.76
2009-09-01 $20.30 $17.96
2009-10-01 $20.13 $17.76
2009-11-01 $21.19 $17.63
2009-12-01 $21.14 $17.36
2010-01-01 $21.19 $17.29
2010-02-01 $21.19 $17.18
2010-03-01 $21.49 $17.08
2010-04-01 $21.72 $17.07
2010-05-01 $21.41 $16.86
2010-06-01 $20.94 $16.80
2010-07-01 $20.00 $16.73
2010-08-01 $19.96 $16.84
2010-09-01 $20.21 $16.47
2010-10-01 $20.47 $16.62
2010-11-01 $19.38 $16.68
2010-12-01 $19.33 $16.69
2011-01-01 $19.06 $16.65
2011-02-01 $19.16 $16.70
2011-03-01 $19.46 $16.67
2011-04-01 $18.97 $16.62
2011-05-01 $19.06 $16.82
2011-06-01 $19.12 $16.73
2011-07-01 $19.38 $16.87
2011-08-01 $19.46 $16.79
2011-09-01 $19.25 $16.94
2011-10-01 $19.17 $16.76
2011-11-01 $19.30 $16.66
2011-12-01 $19.47 $16.76
2012-01-01 $19.38 $16.59
2012-02-01 $19.00 $16.47
2012-03-01 $18.09 $16.35
2012-04-01 $18.22 $16.22
2012-05-01 $18.26 $16.21
2012-06-01 $18.33 $16.24
2012-07-01 $18.66 $16.00
2012-08-01 $18.52 $15.93
2012-09-01 $18.55 $15.98
2012-10-01 $18.60 $15.97
2012-11-01 $18.65 $16.14
2012-12-01 $18.69 $16.30
2013-01-01 $18.80 $16.47
2013-02-01 $18.93 $16.57
2013-03-01 $19.19 $16.64
2013-04-01 $19.11 $16.54
2013-05-01 $19.25 $16.46
2013-06-01 $19.17 $16.44
2013-07-01 $18.78 $16.44
2013-08-01 $19.13 $16.42
2013-09-01 $19.34 $16.28
2013-10-01 $19.56 $16.28
2013-11-01 $19.53 $16.25
2013-12-01 $19.48 $15.96
2014-01-01 $19.72 $15.78
2014-02-01 $19.70 $15.74
2014-03-01 $19.73 $15.68
2014-04-01 $19.87 $15.93
2014-05-01 $19.75 $15.95
2014-06-01 $20.08 $15.88
2014-07-01 $20.51 $15.85
2014-08-01 $20.44 $15.83
2014-09-01 $20.25 $15.91
2014-10-01 $20.01 $16.04
2014-11-01 $20.25 $16.01
2014-12-01 $20.35 $16.23
2015-01-01 $20.01 $16.39
2015-02-01 $20.00 $16.71
2015-03-01 $19.91 $16.79
2015-04-01 $20.03 $16.77
2015-05-01 $20.13 $16.89
2015-06-01 $20.07 $17.02
2015-07-01 $20.34 $17.30
2015-08-01 $20.09 $17.36
2015-09-01 $20.27 $17.29
2015-10-01 $20.69 $17.09
2015-11-01 $20.53 $17.03
2015-12-01 $20.77 $16.95
2016-01-01 $21.08 $16.94
2016-02-01 $21.21 $16.78
2016-03-01 $21.40 $17.05
2016-04-01 $21.50 $17.35
2016-05-01 $21.52 $17.27
2016-06-01 $21.24 $17.16
2016-07-01 $20.61 $16.85
2016-08-01 $20.64 $16.92
2016-09-01 $20.84 $16.97
2016-10-01 $20.68 $17.15
2016-11-01 $20.60 $17.44
2016-12-01 $20.44 $17.57
2017-01-01 $20.50 $17.93
2017-02-01 $20.87  $17.88 

Data reflect 12-month moving averages; data for 2017 represent 12-month average from March 2016 to February 2017. Data are for college graduates age 21–24 who do not have an advanced degree and are not enrolled in further schooling. Wages are in 2016 dollars. Shaded areas denote recessions.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

View the underlying data on epi.org.