Penalties to women’s pay are immediate and get worse they age, move up the corporate ladder, and/or attain higher education. Earning a few percent less might not sound like a lot, but considering how raises and wage negotiations are often focused on wage history, the difference compounds over time.
•As a 40 year old woman, your character likely earns $0.82 per dollar earned by men.
•Black women who are classified as managers or supervisors* are paid $0.80 for every dollar white, male managers and supervisors are paid.
•Black women who have earned master’s degrees are paid $0.80 for every dollar white men who have earned master’s degrees are paid.
*Managers and Supervisors are workers who are responsible for a team of people and also contribute to the team. Managers and Supervisors in Engineering and Science include people responsible for a lab or product development work group.?