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The gender pay gap, by the numbers

President Obama spoke at an event in 2016 on Equal Pay Day.
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President Obama spoke at an event in 2016 on Equal Pay Day.

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, a date that symbolizes how far into the year women have to work, on average, to make as much as men did the year before.

That’s because, estimates show, that women in the United States make anywhere from about 77 percent to 84 percent as much as men do.

The day was first observed in 1996 and will be held for many more years to come, as experts project it will take decades before the gender wage gap is closed.

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Below are some charts that go into further detail about disparities.

The wage gap by gender and race, ethnicity
Figures are median annual earnings of full-time, year-round workers as of 2014.
Asian men
$56,942
White men
$55,470
Men (overall)
$50,383
Asian women
$46,334
White women
$41,822
Black men
$40,719
Women (overall)
$39,621
Hispanic men
$34,535
Black women
$33,533
Hispanic women
$30,293
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor

Matt Rocheleau can be reached at matthew.rocheleau@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @mrochele.