If women make up half of the U.S. labor force, and are the main family breadwinners. why are they being paid less than men in their fields? April 12 is #EqualPay Day this year. On average, women earn at least 79 cents for every dollar men earn. There were statistics in 2014, that showed the medium income for men working a full-time job was $50,383, while the income for women was $39,621; a $10,762 disparity that adds up to $897 a month.