The Gender Pay Gap Among Hourly Workers

Equal Pay Day was officially marked on Tuesday, April 2nd. We took a look at how pay between men and women differs based on industry type and geography for the most vulnerable — service workers. The gender pay gap is wide, but varies by industry and region.
The “good” news is that the wage gap for hourly workers appears to be lower for hourly workers than overall, but one of the largest employment sectors — food and beverage — has one of the largest wage gaps.
 
Interestingly, cities with a higher minimum wage appear to have a lower wage gap. Most likely, this is because a greater percentage of employees are paid the (higher) minimum wage.
For all hourly workers, the equal pay date for women was 2/13/19. For food and beverage sector employees, the equal pay date for women was 3/21/19.
For all hourly workers, women earn $0.90 on the dollar compared to men. For food and beverage sector employees, women earned $0.82 on the dollar compared to men. 

By metro, for every dollar men earn, women earn:

Metro
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA  $0.86
Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA  $0.85
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC MSA  $0.93
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI MSA  $0.94
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA  $0.93
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX MSA  $0.92
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA  $0.98
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA  $0.97
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA  $0.98
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA  $0.97
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL MSA  $0.96
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA  $0.94
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA  $0.95
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA MSA  $0.98
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA  $0.95
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA  $0.98
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA  $1.02
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR MSA  $0.92
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA  $0.95
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL  $0.87
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA  $0.99

In foodservice businesses, by metro, for every dollar men earn, women earn:

Metro
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA  $0.77
Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA  $0.79
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC MSA  $0.84
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI MSA  $0.83
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA  $0.83
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX MSA  $0.94
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA  $0.93
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA  $0.90
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA  $0.93
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA  $0.92
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL MSA  $0.90
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA  $0.90
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA  $0.90
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA MSA  $0.95
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA  $0.94
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA  $0.96
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA  $0.94
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR MSA  $0.89
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA  $0.96
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL  $0.82
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA  $0.96

Related posts

The Best Employee Time Clocks for Small Businesses

Across companies large and small, time clock apps are becoming more and more popular. Thanks to mobile technology, they’ve become…

Read article

HR for restaurants: tips and challenges for 2024

You’re no stranger to fast-paced environments and working with tight profits, so you know all about how important HR for…

Read article

Modernize labor tracking: 5 tips for small businesses

Labor tracking is a divisive topic, but time and labor management are critical to the financial well-being of any small…

Read article

The 6 Best Clock-In Clock-Out Apps for 2024

Keeping track of hourly workers accurately and efficiently sets your business up for success. You can make sure you’re not…

Read article

Payroll Schedule Guide for Hourly Teams

Setting up a payroll schedule can be tricky — and not just because small business owners aren’t HR professionals. There’s…

Read article

FICA Tip Credit: What It Is & How To Handle It

If you run a restaurant that handles tips, you know that it can sometimes be tricky to keep track of…

Read article
Effortlessly schedule and track your team's time with Homebase.
Try our basic plan free, forever.
Try Homebase for free