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Median earnings for women ages 55-64 were 74% of men's in 2015

 

 
For full-time wage and salary workers*, "between 1979 and 2015, women's-to-men's earnings ratios** rose for most age groups, particularly in the prime working ages from 25 to 54... For workers age 55 to 64, the women's-to-men's earnings ratio rose from 61% to 74% over this period," according to a 2016 analysis of Current Population Survey data." (p. 1 and Table 12)
 
*Wage and salary workers are those who receive wages, salaries, commissions, tips, payments in kind, or piece rates on their sole or principal job. All self-employed workers are excluded.
 
**women's earnings as a percentage of men's
       
 
        Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2016). Highlights of women's earnings in 2015. (BLS Reports No. 1064). Washington DC: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from this source.
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