4 things to know about Equal Pay Day

"I think a lot of people assume that the pay gap has all but been irradiated and it's just not the case", Lead co-founder Susan Kroger stated.

She said that a woman working full-time, year-round will lose more than $10,000 a year to the wage gap.

That 20 percent is considered the amount of extra work women would have to do to match the salary of their male counterparts.

The median annual salary in Onondaga County is $36,656, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2015 five-year estimates. NY is ahead of the curve, but women only make 89 cents for every dollar a man makes here. That's because those jobs pay minimum wage - a floor that that applies to everyone.

The rally featured a presentation from Meg Bell, the American Business Women's Foundation Board director, who discussed how far women have come in terms of equality.

One career bright spot for women in Onondaga County and across the nation is in engineering fields.

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The gap is often larger among higher-paying jobs, according to Hegewisch.

In 28 states, the pay gaps between men and women are larger than the USA average, and the majority of those states are in the South and West. Previous Institute for Women's Policy Research analysis has found that more than one in four employed women in the US are concentrated in low-wage service work, such as teaching young children, cleaning, serving, and caring for elders.

"The projection right now is if we go at the rate that we're going it'll take another 100 years for women to be paid the same as men", Duba said. "You can affect change in your own life, person to person". In 2014, women earned 78.6 cents for every dollar a man made.

Things have improved over time, but progress has largely stalled in recent years.

This is to attempt to demonstrate what they refer to as the wage gap between men and women. A lifetime of lower pay burdens women's retirement savings, economic opportunities, access to healthcare, and overall quality of life. She might want to take a closer look at the policies and ideologies her father and his administration have already set forth. Delaware Senator Chris Coons suggested that Congress should pass equal pay legislation on April 4. They called it the "Women's Day Off". The amended law also allows employees to discuss their pay and increases penalties against employers who discriminate. More than 15 percent of women live in poverty, putting the Sunshine State among the bottom third of the country.

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