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.

  • Asian-American Women’s Equal Day is February 11. Asian-American women are paid 90 cents for every dollar paid to white men.
  • All Women’s Equal Pay Day is March 31. 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 June 4. Mothers are paid 70 cents for every dollar paid to fathers.
  • Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is August 13. Black women are paid 62 cents for every dollar paid to white men. White women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to white men.
  • Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day is October 1. Native women are paid 57 cents for every dollar paid to white men.
  • Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day is October 29. Latina’s are paid 54 cents for every dollar paid to white men.