College-educated Hispanic men now face wider wage gaps than Hispanic men with less education: Adjusted wage gaps between Hispanic men and non-Hispanic white men in the U.S., by highest level of education attained, 1980–2016

Year College grad Some college  High school  Less than high school 
1980 12.3% 10.9% 13.1% 24.4%
1981 14.1% 10.2% 13.7% 25.4%
1982 15.9% 10.3% 14.3% 25.3%
1983 17.4% 10.8% 15.2% 24.8%
1984 16.0% 11.2% 16.0% 24.9%
1985 16.1% 10.9% 16.7% 25.4%
1986 14.4% 12.5% 17.2% 24.9%
1987 15.2% 13.1% 16.8% 24.6%
1988 16.3% 12.9% 16.5% 23.9%
1989 18.8% 12.4% 16.4% 23.8%
1990 20.5% 11.9% 17.3% 23.6%
1991 20.8% 11.8% 17.1% 24.5%
1992 20.8% 11.4% 16.4% 24.4%
1993 19.1% 11.3% 14.8% 23.5%
1994 19.3% 11.4% 15.1% 22.9%
1995 19.3% 12.6% 16.0% 22.3%
1996 19.9% 13.9% 16.5% 22.2%
1997 19.9% 14.5% 15.4% 22.1%
1998 18.3% 14.0% 14.9% 21.8%
1999 18.5% 14.2% 15.9% 20.3%
2000 18.8% 14.5% 16.8% 18.7%
2001 21.0% 14.9% 16.7% 17.2%
2002 22.2% 14.6% 16.6% 18.3%
2003 22.4% 15.3% 16.8% 17.2%
2004 21.8% 14.7% 17.2% 17.2%
2005 21.3% 14.0% 16.9% 16.3%
2006 21.0% 13.5% 16.6% 16.8%
2007 20.8% 13.4% 16.4% 17.2%
2008 20.4% 13.5% 16.7% 17.3%
2009 19.6% 12.7% 17.0% 17.4%
2010 18.7% 12.1% 17.5% 17.2%
2011 18.9% 12.2% 17.6% 17.2%
2012 18.7% 12.6% 17.2% 17.1%
2013 18.5% 12.9% 16.8% 17.3%
2014 18.0% 11.9% 15.7% 16.8%
2015 18.0% 10.4% 15.2% 15.9%
2016 20.1% 10.0% 13.9% 14.9%

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 with the same education level (adjusted for experience and region of residence). The wages compared are average hourly wages and the population is full-time workers ages 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.