U.S. is 65th in World on Gender Pay Gap

Women — if you’re waiting for the wage gap to close soon, don’t hold your breath.


Currently, there’s no country in the entire world where a woman earns as much as a man for doing the same job. And it’s going to take another 81 years for the gender gap to close, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum.

Sure, the gap is narrowing. Very slowly.

The U.S., for instance, narrowed its wage gap by one percentage point to 66% in one year “meaning that women earn about two-thirds of what men earn for similar work according to the perception of business leaders,” WEF’s economist Saadia Zahidi said. The U.S. also ranked 65th in wage equality among 142 countries in the report.