Pay disparities alongside demographic traces like race, gender and ethnicity stay stark in New York Metropolis’s municipal workforce, a brand new Metropolis Council report revealed Thursday.
The annual report, which is required below a regulation the Council handed in 2019, discovered that ladies who work for town make on common 73 cents for each greenback males make. It additionally confirmed that Black metropolis workers make 71 cents to each greenback made by white employees, Latinos make 75 cents to each greenback in pay whites get and Asians get 85 cents in comparison with a greenback of a white individual’s pay.
The report centered on 2019 metropolis payroll information and attributed the disparities to what it described as “occupational segregation” — the truth that white males occupy extra highly-paid positions then ladies and other people of colour.
When evaluating workers throughout demographic traces who maintain the identical civil service titles, the report discovered that pay disparities have been far much less pronounced. Below these circumstances, for each greenback a white male worker made, on common, ladies, Latinos and Asians made 99 cents, whereas Blacks made 98 cents.
“Now we have lengthy been conscious that, even inside our municipal workforce, pay disparity exists alongside racial and gender traces,” mentioned Council Speaker Adrienne Adams. “These pay inequities particularly have an effect on Black, Latina, and Asian ladies. As essentially the most various and first women-majority Council, we won’t relaxation till all New York Metropolis employees are valued equally with job salaries and alternatives for his or her contributions to our metropolis no matter gender or race.”
The newest numbers are much like these launched final yr, which relied on payroll information from 2018 — but additionally present some key variations. Whereas pay disparities have been minimal when evaluating folks with the identical civil service titles in each 2018 and 2019 information, the gaps when setting apart titles was extra pronounced within the 2018 information. In that yr, for each greenback earned by white workers, Blacks earned 67 cents, Latinos earned 74 cents and Asians earned 83 cents. Girls made 73 cents, on common, when in comparison with white workers’ greenback earnings.
Whereas these modifications represented a “slight” enchancment, in keeping with the report, the Council famous that the pay hole “nonetheless persists.”
“The info confirms that non-white workers and feminine workers predominantly occupy civil service titles with the bottom median salaries,” the report concluded. “The identical teams signify a a lot smaller proportion of workers who occupy civil service titles with the best median salaries.”