Equal Pay Day Calendar

A Symbolic Date

Equal Pay Day denotes how far into the new year women must work to be paid what men were paid the previous year. Started by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996, the goal was to raise awareness about the gender wage gap. Since then, other Equal Pay Days have been added to the calendar to denote that mothers and most women of color face a wider-than-average gap and need to work even longer to catch up to men’s earnings.

2021 Equal Pay Days

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Women’s Equal Pay Day is March 9. Asian American and Pacific Islander women are paid 85 cents for every dollar paid to white men.
  • All Women’s Equal Pay Day is March 24. Women working full time and year round are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to a man who works full time and year round.
  • Mother’s Equal Pay Day is May 5. Mothers are paid 70 cents for every dollar paid to fathers.
  • Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is August 3. Black women are paid 63 cents for every dollar paid to white men.
  • Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day is September 8. Native women are paid 60 cents for every dollar paid to white men.
  • Latina’s Equal Pay Day is October 21. Latinas are paid 55 cents for every dollar paid to white men.