Equal Pay Day marks the date women need to work into 2019 to earn what men were paid in the previous year.
Women today earn 79 cents for every $1 men earn, according to separate studies from PayScale and Glassdoor. Even after adjusting for occupation, age, education and experience, women earn 4.9 percent less than men, Glassdoor found. Women in some occupations suffer from bigger pay gaps than others, including highly educated women.
Women in the U.S. have made significant inroads in the labor market, and many are their family’s primary breadwinner. But the so-called gender pay gap — the disparity between what women are paid at work compared with men’s earnings — remains stubbornly large, and even impacts the mostly highly educated women in America.