At the recent slow rate of progress, women will not achieve pay equity until 2152 - 136 years.
Hispanic and Latina women experience the highest gap, earning only 54% of what white men earn, while Asian women have the smallest gap, earning 85%.
In terms of academic achievement, at every level women earn less in median income and, at all educational levels, the pay gap is worse for Black and Hispanic women.
New York has the smallest pay gap (11%), Wyoming the highest (36%), with California coming in at 14%.
In AAUW’s full report, it recommends that companies conduct pay audits, that women learn how to better negotiate for pay raises, and that the country update the Pay Check Fairness Act, not changed since 1963. http://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/