March 14, 2024

EEOC Releases Data Dashboard for Pay Data Collection

On March 12, 2024 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made available its new  data dashboard featuring the first-time collection of 2017 and 2018 pay data reported by about 70,000 private employers and certain federal contractors with 100 or more employees each year, representing over 100 million workers.

The dashboard contains aggregated employer-level workforce demographic and pay data, reported by pay band. EEOC’s aggregation of the data protects the confidentiality of employees and employers.

According to the EEOC, employers can use the dashboard across various industries, employers, and individuals to assess generally how their own pay data by sex and race compares to others in their industry, job category, or state.

Results from the time period include:

  • Overall: In 2018, the national median pay band for men was one pay band higher than the median pay band for women ($39,000 to $49,900 compared to $30,600 to $38,900), and in 2017, it was two pay bands higher ($39,000 to $49,900 compared to $24,400 to $30,600).
  • Race and Ethnicity: In 2018, in each race and ethnicity category, women were in a lower median pay band than men of the same race or ethnicity, with Black or African American women and American Indian or Alaska Native women in the lowest median pay band of all groups ($19,200 to $24,400).