If the earnings of women and men who are employed full-time, year-round change at the rate they have between 1959 and 2015, the gender wage gap in the United States will not close until 2059. The wage gap is projected to close first in Florida, with women achieving pay parity with men in 2038. In four states—North Dakota, Utah, Louisiana, and Wyoming—the wage gap will close in the 22nd century.
A girl born in the United States in 2017 has a life expectancy of 87 years.1 In 2082, when she turns age 65, a wage gap will still remain in 13 states.

Download PDF