Based on median weekly earnings for full-time workers, (excluding self-employed and full-time workers who work only part of the year), in 2011 women earned 82.2% as much as men, according to the latest data from Catalyst.

The wage gap grows as men and women grow older, Catalyst finds. Where women ages 20-24 earn 93.8% as much as men, that declines to 79.9% by ages 35-44. During the prime earning years of 55-64, the gap is 75.2%.

The Catalyst data shows that in 2011, the median weekly earnings for full-time working women was $684, compared to $832 for men. The median weekly earnings in 2011 or women in full-time management, professional, and related occupations was $941, compared to $1,269 for men.

White women’s earnings were 82.1% of men’s, compared with 91.1% for African-American women, 90.7% for Latina women and 77.4% for Asian women.

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