Median usual weekly earnings difference between men and women

October 26, 2015

Median usual weekly earnings of the nation's 109.4 million full-time wage and salary workers were $809 in the third quarter of 2015. Men had median usual weekly earnings of $898. Women had median earnings of $728, 81.1 percent of the median for men.

Women's-to-men's median usual weekly earnings ratio, quarterly averages, seasonally adjusted
Quarter Women's-to-men's earnings ratio Men's earnings Women's earnings

Q3 2006

79.9% $755 $603

Q4 2006

81.1 748 607

Q1 2007

81.1 752 610

Q2 2007

79.7 765 610

Q3 2007

80.2 774 621

Q4 2007

79.5 774 615

Q1 2008

80.8 783 633

Q2 2008

79.3 802 636

Q3 2008

79.4 802 637

Q4 2008

80.3 806 647

Q1 2009

79.1 815 645

Q2 2009

79.7 818 652

Q3 2009

81.0 820 664

Q4 2009

80.9 823 666

Q1 2010

79.2 836 662

Q2 2010

82.4 814 671

Q3 2010

81.6 821 670

Q4 2010

81.8 826 676

Q1 2011

82.7 821 679

Q2 2011

82.8 830 687

Q3 2011

81.5 836 681

Q4 2011

81.9 838 686

Q1 2012

82.4 841 693

Q2 2012

79.0 870 687

Q3 2012

82.9 836 693

Q4 2012

79.6 868 691

Q1 2013

81.3 860 699

Q2 2013

81.6 865 706

Q3 2013

82.5 856 706

Q4 2013

82.6 862 712

Q1 2014

82.7 866 716

Q2 2014

83.0 861 715

Q3 2014

82.0 880 722

Q4 2014

82.6 875 723

Q1 2015

81.6 887 724

Q2 2015

81.6 890 726

Q3 2015

81.1 898 728

In the third quarter of 2006, median usual weekly earnings for women were 79.9 percent of the median for men.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. These comparisons of earnings are on a broad level and do not control for many factors that affect earnings differences. To learn more, see "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Third Quarter 2015" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Median usual weekly earnings difference between men and women on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/median-usual-weekly-earnings-difference-between-men-and-women.htm (visited December 12, 2017).

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