Gender and racial wage gaps are wide among young college graduates: Average real wages for workers ages 21–24 with a college degree and who are not enrolled, by gender and race/ethnicity, March 2024

Demographic Wage
College $27.57
Women $25.34
Men $30.64
White $27.51
Black $24.27
Hispanic $25.44
AAPI $33.77

Notes: Data represent an average of the 36 months ending in March 2024. 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).

Source: EPI analysis of the Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.51 (2024),

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