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Office Of Economic Empowerment

Official Website administered by the State Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts

Deborah B. Goldberg

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Did you know that the average woman working full time in the United States will lose approximately $407,760 over a 40-year career because of the wage gap? Source

Wage Gap Calculator

Want to look up the gender wage gap in your occupation? Fill out the calculator below:

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An All Women woman working in the Community and social service occupations makes 84 cents to a man’s $1.

per week
per year
in 35 years
That's like...
cups of coffee
days of childcare
months of rent
Student Loan
months of student loan payment
tickets to a Boston baseball game

The results displayed by this calculator assume the following values:

  1. Cost of a medium cup of brewed coffee in Massachusetts ($1.89)
  2. Average daily cost of center-based childcare for an infant in Massachusetts ($79.69)
  3. Median monthly rental cost of a 2-bedroom apartment in Massachusetts ($1847.00)
  4. Average monthly student loan payment in the United States ($393.00)
  5. Average cost of a ticket to see a professional baseball game in Boston ($56.97)

Data on earnings is national. Median earnings in Massachusetts tend to be higher than national median earnings. For more information on the median earnings in Massachusetts see:

Annual earnings are calculated by multiplying weekly earnings by 52. Weekly earnings are based on unpublished data by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table A-2. “Usual weekly earnings of employed full-time wage and salary workers by intermediate occupation, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and Non-Hispanic ethnicity, Annual Average 2019.”