Equal Pay Day

Category: Diversity
Equal Pay Day around the world in 2022
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About Equal Pay Day

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Dates of Equal Pay Day
2023 USAApr 2
USA Sun, Apr 2Observances Holiday
2022 USAApr 2
USA Sat, Apr 2Observances Holiday
2021 USAMar 31
USA Wed, Mar 31Observances Holiday
2020 USAMar 25
USA Wed, Mar 25Observances Holiday
2019 USAApr 2
USA Tue, Apr 2Observances Holiday
Summary
The date of this holiday changes each year as it is observed on the day that women's earnings catch up to men's from the year before.

About Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is an attempt to raise awareness about the raw wage gap, the figure that shows that women, on average, earn about 80 cents for every dollar men earn. The date moves earlier each year as the wage gap closes, as women’s average wages rise faster than men’s.

Equal Pay Day began in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between mens and womens wages.

According to 2018 data from the United States Census Bureau, women earn 81.6 cents to every dollar earned by men, a figure that has remained stagnant two years later as observed in Payscale’s more recent 2020 data of 81 cents per dollar.

To celebrate National Equal Pay Day, transparency is key. Share your story with friends or by a timely post on social media to spread awareness. Within your sphere, you could even strike up what might be an uncomfortable conversation and discover where you stand in relation to those working alongside you. 

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