Mexican American men have generally had the widest and most unchanging wage gap with white men: Adjusted wage gaps between Hispanic men (by national origin) and non-Hispanic white men in the U.S., 1980–2016

Year Mexican American Puerto Rican Cuban American
1980 18.5% 15.6% 15.1%
1981 18.6% 16.1% 16.7%
1982 18.5% 15.9% 18.8%
1983 19.0% 14.7% 19.1%
1984 19.2% 13.7% 18.3%
1985 19.4% 13.6% 15.7%
1986 19.6% 12.7% 13.2%
1987 20.0% 12.9% 11.4%
1988 20.4% 12.3% 10.9%
1989 20.6% 11.5% 11.3%
1990 20.6% 10.2% 13.1%
1991 20.5% 9.3% 12.9%
1992 20.0% 9.5% 11.2%
1993 19.1% 9.6% 7.8%
1994 19.2% 8.6% 7.3%
1995 19.9% 9.4% 9.2%
1996 20.3% 9.5% 11.9%
1997 20.0% 10.3% 14.4%
1998 19.0% 11.3% 15.6%
1999 18.7% 11.2% 16.6%
2000 18.7% 10.3% 16.4%
2001 18.5% 9.2% 16.8%
2002 18.2% 9.3% 20.2%
2003 18.0% 10.6% 21.9%
2004 17.9% 11.5% 21.3%
2005 18.2% 11.4% 16.7%
2006 18.2% 10.4% 15.0%
2007 18.3% 10.9% 11.9%
2008 18.5% 10.0% 12.1%
2009 18.5% 9.2% 10.8%
2010 18.3% 7.9% 14.7%
2011 17.6% 9.1% 18.2%
2012 16.5% 9.7% 19.6%
2013 16.3% 9.1% 19.6%
2014 15.5% 8.3% 17.6%
2015 14.6% 9.3% 18.2%
2016 14.1% 11.0% 16.9%

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 (adjusted for education level, experience, and region of residence). The wages compared are average hourly wages and the population is full-time workers age 18–64. Wage gaps reflect a three-year moving average, with 1979 included in the average for 1980, and 2017 included in the average for 2016.

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

View the underlying data on epi.org.