Gender Wage Gap in Boston by the Numbers

In a city where women make up more than half the residents and half the workforce, pay equity in Boston is not only a moral imperative, it is an economic imperative. As we work to help advance women in the workplace, studying the progress against the national status on women’s advancement is essential to our work.

We believe that the first step to solving this problem is to measure it. Since 2013, we have created regular reports on the status of the wage gap in greater Boston and what employers can do to close it. Our next report will be released in late Fall 2019.

Special thanks to Boston University’s Hariri Institute for Computing for their continued partnership in this effort.

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Data Reports by Year

2019

Coming Soon!

Our next data report is set to be released late Fall 2019. If you are a 100% Talent Compact Member, we have prepared a process to ensure a smooth measurement cycle, including FAQs, data training workshops, a hotline, and more!


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2018

A Year in Review

As we prepare for another wage gap data year, we wanted to share our highlights and what we learned in 2018 with you. 

Through various engagements with our allies and compact signers, we felt truly united in the goal of achieving pay equity in Boston and leading the way for other cities.


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2017

2017 Boston Wage Gap Report

Our 2017 report features first-of-its-kind wage data from real employers, broken down by race and gender. It analyzes data from 114 companies and 166,000 employees, representing $15 billion in annual earnings. 


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2016

2016 Boston Wage Gap Report

Our 2016 report features first-of-its-kind wage data from real employers, broken down by race and gender. It analyzes data from 69 companies and 112,600 employees, representing $11 billion in annual earnings. 


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2013

2013 Closing the Wage Gap Report

In 2013, the BWWC created the Boston: Closing the Wage Gap report, which includes 33 research-tested interventions employers can use to close the wage gap.


We are grateful for the commitment of so many Boston area companies for participating in our wage gap measurement process. Together we will make Boston the best place in the US for working women.

Have questions about how we securely measure the wage gap? Learn more here.