The daily reminder that the wage gap is real
The 79% Work Clock calls attention to the gender wage gap in America. Studies show that women who work full-time are paid only 79% of what men make annually, so the 79% Work Clock lets you know when 79% of the work day has passed. When a woman hears its chime, she might as well go home.
We’ve given hundreds of these clocks to people in workplaces across the country, to serve as a daily reminder that at a certain point, the gender wage gap means women aren’t being paid for their work.
The Gender Wage Gap
In the US, women who work full-time are paid only 79% of what men make per year. The wage gap for women of color is even greater.
Want to find out why the wage gap exists, and what you can do about it?
Head to Look Different.
Race and ethnicity breakdowns based on comparison to white men. U.S. Census Bureau. (2015). Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement: Table PINC-05: Work Experience in 2014 – People 15 Years Old and Over by Total Money Earnings in 2014, Age, Race, Hispanic Origin, and Sex. Retrieved 17 September 2015. American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander statistics based on 2014 American Community Survey 1-year estimates.
Input your start and end time for a typical work day. We’ll show you when 79% of your day has passed and you (or your female colleagues) are no longer being paid. The times even change based on your race.
is when 79% of your work day is done.
For women of color, the ratio could be different
55% for Hispanic or Latina
59% for American Indian and
62% for Native Hawaiian or
60% for African Americans
75% for White (Non-Hispanic)
84% for Asian Americans