The wage gap is even larger when you divide it by ethnicity, according to a Council of Economic Advisers report issued in April. Black women earn 64 cents for every dollar earned by white men, while Latina women earn 56 cents.
What’s more, higher education may not make much of a difference in closing the wage gap. The gap widens among the best-educated men and women, according to a 2015 report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (PDF).
That said, getting more education will still boost women’s earnings compared to what they would have otherwise made.