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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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FACT

Did you know that the MA wage gap ratio is 85 cents for Asian women, 80 cents for White, Non-Hispanic women, 58 cents for Black women, 62 cents for Native women, and 50 cents for Latina women? Source

Wage Gap Calculator

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

All WomenAfrican AmericanAsian AmericanHispanicWhite, Non-Hispanic

THE WAGE GAP

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

$180
per week
$9,000
per year
$328,000
in 35 years
That's like...
Coffee
173,333
cups of coffee
Childcare
4,111
days of childcare
Rent
177
months of rent
Student Loan
834
months of student loan payment
Tickets
5,750
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:
https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ma.htm#00-0000.

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 Weekly earnings are based on unpublished data by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table A-2.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.”