The wide wage gap for first-generation Hispanic women in the U.S. has barely changed since the mid-1990s; all intergenerational gains are between the first and second generations: Adjusted wage gaps between Hispanic women and non-Hispanic white men, by immigrant generation, 1995–2016

Year 1st generation  2nd generation  3rd generation or higher 
1995 40.1% 28.2% 29.4%
1996 40.5% 27.6% 27.7%
1997 38.4% 26.7% 27.7%
1998 38.0% 27.3% 28.1%
1999 38.3% 27.5% 28.4%
2000 38.7% 27.0% 28.3%
2001 38.9% 26.5% 28.4%
2002 36.4% 27.7% 31.0%
2003 35.1% 27.5% 29.8%
2004 35.2% 26.5% 29.4%
2005 37.2% 26.5% 29.2%
2006 39.5% 27.9% 31.4%
2007 39.4% 28.2% 30.5%
2008 39.0% 27.3% 28.2%
2009 37.3% 26.4% 25.9%
2010 36.7% 26.3% 25.0%
2011 37.2% 27.7% 27.5%
2012 37.3% 28.7% 29.2%
2013 37.6% 28.9% 30.6%
2014 38.0% 27.9% 30.0%
2015 37.5% 28.5% 30.9%
2016 38.6% 28.6% 31.4%

Note: The wage gap is how much less, in percent terms, the average Hispanic woman makes than the average non-Hispanic white man of the same immigrant generation, adjusted for education, experience, and region of residence. The wages compared are average hourly wages of full-time workers ages 18–64. Wage gaps reflect a three-year moving average, with 1994 included in the average for 1995, 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.