Gender and racial wage gaps are wide among college graduates: Average real wages for workers ages 21–24 with a college degree and who are not enrolled, by gender and race/ethnicity, 2023

Demographic Wage
College $26.80
Women $24.69
Men $29.56
White $27.05
Black $23.98
Hispanic $25.39
AAPI $29.02

Notes: Data represent an average of the 12 months ending in March 2023. AAPI refers to Asian American and Pacific Islander. Race and ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, AAPI non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race).

Source: EPI analysis of the Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.40 (2023),

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