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

Year 1st generation  2nd generation  3rd generation or higher 
1995 22.0% 7.7% 9.8%
1996 22.8% 9.3% 9.9%
1997 21.5% 9.5% 10.2%
1998 19.9% 9.4% 9.6%
1999 19.7% 9.0% 9.9%
2000 19.6% 9.8% 9.4%
2001 20.4% 9.0% 8.9%
2002 19.4% 9.4% 8.9%
2003 18.3% 9.9% 9.1%
2004 18.7% 10.5% 9.2%
2005 18.8% 10.7% 9.8%
2006 20.1% 8.9% 9.7%
2007 19.8% 8.9% 10.3%
2008 20.6% 9.2% 9.1%
2009 19.8% 9.1% 8.7%
2010 18.7% 9.9% 8.2%
2011 18.7% 10.4% 8.7%
2012 19.0% 11.5% 9.0%
2013 18.3% 11.7% 9.2%
2014 18.4% 10.6% 8.6%
2015 16.5% 10.3% 8.3%
2016 17.9% 9.3% 8.6%

Note: The wage gap is how much less, in percent terms, the Hispanic man 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

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