Maryland Working Families marked Equal Pay Day with a press conference and release of Long Overdue:
Equal Pay for Maryland’s Women & Families, a report (in conjunction with National Women’s Law Center) that breaks down pay inequality by county.
In virtually every county across the state of Maryland, women are facing a wage gap—from a 10.3 cent gap in Charles County to a 32.4 cent wage gap in St. Mary’s County. With Prince George’s County as the lone exception, the wage gap continues to hold Maryland’s women and families back.
Overall, women in Maryland earn about 86 cents for every dollar earned by men. African American women in Maryland earn only 70 cents and the gap is even larger for Maryland’s Hispanic women, who earn only 47 cents for every dollar earned by men.
Check out a Baltimore Sun article on the report.