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Top 10 USA cities with the largest minority wage gap

  • In the US the minority wage gap continues to exist over time, according to official data.
  • Demographic and economic factors in each region determine the minority wage gap compared to the rest population.
  • For this analysis, individuals were considered as minorities if they were identified as any racial or ethnic group other than non-Hispanic white.

In Los Angeles, the minority wage gap is almost 47%. The median annual earnings for full – time minority workers are 40.000 dollars while non-minority workers receive 75.000 dollars per year. The minority population share is 70,8%.

In Miami the minority wage gap is 41,7%. The median annual earnings for full-time minority workers are 35.000 dollars. At the same time the median annual earnings for non- minority workers are 60.000 dollars. The minority population share is 70,4%.

Houston comes next. Here the median annual earnings for full-time minority workers are 40.000 dollars, while the median annual earnings for full-time non-minority workers are 68.000 dollars. From the above is concluded that the minority wage gap is 41,2% and the minority population share is 65%.

In Chicago the minority wage gap is 40,3%. In this city the median annual earnings for full-time minority workers are 40.000 dollars, while the median annual earnings for full-time non-minority workers are 67.000 dollars. The minority population share is 47,9%.

San Francisco completes the top 5 USA cities with the largest minority wage gap. Here the minority wage gap is 40.0%. The median earnings for full-time minority workers are 60.000 dollars while the median earnings for full-time non-minority workers are 100.000 dollars. Not to forget to mention that the minority population share is estimated at 61.4%.

New York follows at number six of the list. In New York the minority wage gap is 38.0%. In other words the median annual earnings for full-time minority workers are 49.000 dollars, while the median annual earnings for full-time non-minority workers are 79.000 dollars. The minority population share is 54.2%.

San Diego comes next. The minority wage gap in San Diego is 37.6%. The median annual earnings for full-time minority workers are 43.700 dollars while the median annual earnings for full-time non-minority workers are 70.000 dollars. The minority population share in San Diego is 55.2%.

The minority wage gap in Washington is 37.5%. The median annual earnings for full-time minority workers are 55.000 dollars while the median annual earnings for full-time non-minority workers are 88.000 dollars. The minority population share is 56.1%.

Raleigh comes at number nine of the list. Here the minority wage gap is 35.5%. The median annual earnings for full-time minority workers are 40.000 dollars while the median annual earnings for full-time non-minority workers are 62.000 dollars. The minority population share is estimated at 40.4%.

Salt Lake City comes at the 10th place of the list. In Salt Lake City the minority wage gap is 34.5%. Here the median annual earnings for full-time minority workers are 36.000 dollars while the median annual earnings for full-time non-minority workers are 55.000 dollars. The minority population share is estimated at 28.6%.

The minority wage gap is smaller in Pittsburgh (19,2%), in Rochester (20%), in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls (20%), in Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson (22%), in Kansas City (23,1%) and in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade (24,1%).

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Maria Gourtsilidou
Maria Gourtsilidou is Senior Editor of Research and Data Analytics at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between CEOWORLD magazine and client organizations. She studied Public Administration (Economics Of The Public Sector) in Greece and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies. Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter. Write at maria-gourtsilidou@ceoworld.biz.