The gender wage gap still persists in America. For awhile, the gap was closing, but census data shows that it has recently stagnated, with women earning about $0.77 for every dollar paid to men.
During a 40-year career, women earn, on average, $431,000 less than men. And this gender wage gap begins immediately: A 2012 study found that, even adjusting for factors that could impact entry-level pay rates — such as children, marriage and different work experience — women still made 18 percent less in their first job out of college.
American workplace inequality is laid out nicely in this infographic from LearnStuff.com.