More Y Women Earn Minimum Wage

How much do you earn? It may be less than what your company pays a man, especially  if you’e in your 20s.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more women are in job positions which pay minimum wage or even less than that.

Men make up a larger part of the workforce than women, specifically 53% men to 47% women. Of that group, only 38% of men make minimum wage or less compared to 62% of the female work force, reported the Pew Research Center.

It’s something that seems like it should have been resolved, especially by Generation Y but it actually turns into a bigger gap for hourly workers between the ages of  20 to 24-years old. About 10% of women earn federal minimum wage or less compared to 5.8 % of men.

Women in 2012 earned 84 cents to every man’s dollar according to a report by the Pew Research Center.

So next time your trying to ask for a raise asking for a certain wage, make sure you know what your male counterparts are earning and ask for the same thing.

Don’t let the gap grow. Kill the cycle in our generation.