Wage gaps with white men persist for Hispanics and white women even after controlling for education and other factors known to affect pay: Adjusted versus unadjusted wage gaps for Hispanic women and men and for white women in the U.S. relative to non-Hispanic white men, 1979–2017

Year Hispanic men (adjusted) White women (adjusted) Hispanic women (adjusted)  Hispanic men  White women  Hispanic women 
1979 16.5% 37.4% 44.5% 23.2% 36.4% 43.9%
1980 16.9% 36.5% 44.4% 23.5% 35.9% 43.0%
1981 17.4% 35.4% 42.3% 24.5% 35.6% 43.6%
1982 18.2% 33.9% 41.3% 25.5% 35.0% 42.2%
1983 17.7% 32.6% 40.6% 25.5% 34.4% 42.7%
1984 17.9% 31.8% 39.7% 25.4% 33.7% 42.5%
1985 18.8% 32.2% 40.8% 26.9% 34.0% 43.0%
1986 18.5% 31.2% 40.9% 27.9% 33.5% 42.9%
1987 18.1% 30.4% 40.2% 29.0% 32.8% 43.0%
1988 18.6% 29.8% 38.5% 29.5% 32.1% 43.4%
1989 18.7% 28.1% 35.9% 29.8% 29.6% 42.3%
1990 18.6% 26.9% 36.2% 31.2% 28.6% 42.2%
1991 19.3% 25.4% 35.9% 32.3% 27.4% 41.0%
1992 18.5% 24.0% 34.4% 31.4% 25.7% 39.7%
1993 17.8% 22.8% 33.1% 31.9% 24.9% 39.7%
1994 16.9% 23.0% 33.3% 32.6% 22.1% 38.8%
1995 18.8% 23.8% 35.1% 34.2% 22.9% 41.4%
1996 19.7% 23.5% 33.8% 34.7% 22.1% 40.5%
1997 18.2% 23.8% 34.3% 34.8% 22.2% 41.3%
1998 17.9% 23.6% 34.0% 34.5% 22.5% 42.0%
1999 17.1% 24.5% 36.1% 34.6% 23.2% 43.4%
2000 17.8% 25.0% 35.1% 36.4% 23.9% 43.5%
2001 17.4% 23.6% 33.9% 36.4% 22.7% 43.3%
2002 16.8% 22.4% 34.3% 36.2% 22.1% 43.3%
2003 18.7% 23.1% 33.1% 36.2% 22.3% 42.4%
2004 17.7% 23.6% 32.9% 36.7% 22.4% 41.8%
2005 16.7% 22.9% 33.4% 35.9% 21.2% 42.6%
2006 17.0% 22.9% 34.9% 36.1% 21.2% 42.2%
2007 17.2% 23.4% 33.7% 35.2% 21.1% 41.0%
2008 16.8% 22.9% 32.7% 34.4% 21.0% 41.0%
2009 17.3% 23.4% 33.5% 34.5% 22.3% 41.7%
2010 16.7% 21.8% 33.2% 34.6% 20.4% 41.7%
2011 16.0% 20.7% 31.1% 35.2% 19.0% 40.2%
2012 17.0% 22.6% 33.4% 35.9% 20.6% 41.7%
2013 15.8% 21.8% 31.8% 35.2% 20.2% 41.3%
2014 15.4% 21.3% 32.2% 33.5% 18.5% 39.6%
2015 14.5% 22.5% 32.6% 34.2% 20.4% 41.2%
2016 13.5% 22.5% 32.8% 33.2% 20.3% 41.0%
2017 14.9% 22.0% 33.1% 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 (and is either adjusted, or not adjusted, for education level, experience, and region of residence). 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

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