The Hispanic–white wage gap has remained above 30 percent for men and at or above 40 percent for women for decades: Unadjusted wage gaps for Hispanic women, Hispanic men, and white women in the U.S. relative to non-Hispanic white men, 1979–2017

Year Hispanic men White women Hispanic women
1979 23.2% 36.4% 43.9%
1980 23.5% 35.9% 43.0%
1981 24.5% 35.6% 43.6%
1982 25.5% 35.0% 42.2%
1983 25.5% 34.4% 42.7%
1984 25.4% 33.7% 42.5%
1985 26.9% 34.0% 43.0%
1986 27.9% 33.5% 42.9%
1987 29.0% 32.8% 43.0%
1988 29.5% 32.1% 43.4%
1989 29.8% 29.6% 42.3%
1990 31.2% 28.6% 42.2%
1991 32.3% 27.4% 41.0%
1992 31.4% 25.7% 39.7%
1993 31.9% 24.9% 39.7%
1994 32.6% 22.1% 38.8%
1995 34.2% 22.9% 41.4%
1996 34.7% 22.1% 40.5%
1997 34.8% 22.2% 41.3%
1998 34.5% 22.5% 42.0%
1999 34.6% 23.2% 43.4%
2000 36.4% 23.9% 43.5%
2001 36.4% 22.7% 43.3%
2002 36.2% 22.1% 43.3%
2003 36.2% 22.3% 42.4%
2004 36.7% 22.4% 41.8%
2005 35.9% 21.2% 42.6%
2006 36.1% 21.2% 42.2%
2007 35.2% 21.1% 41.0%
2008 34.4% 21.0% 41.0%
2009 34.5% 22.3% 41.7%
2010 34.6% 20.4% 41.7%
2011 35.2% 19.0% 40.2%
2012 35.9% 20.6% 41.7%
2013 35.2% 20.2% 41.3%
2014 33.5% 18.5% 39.6%
2015 34.2% 20.4% 41.2%
2016 33.2% 20.3% 41.0%
2017 32.5% 18.3% 40.0%

Note: The wage gap is how much less, in percent terms, the average member of each identified subgroup makes than the average non-Hispanic white man (unadjusted for education level and other characteristics known to affect pay). The wages compared are average hourly wages and the population is full-time workers ages 18–64.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau

View the underlying data on epi.org.