April 9, 2013 was Equal Pay Day, and it represents how far into 2013 women must work simply to earn what their male counterparts earned in 2012. Due to the gender pay gap, women earn on average 77 cents for every dollar that their male counterparts earn, and this gap widens for women of color.
For Equal Pay Day 2013, NerdWallet has created this infographic detailing the history of the gender pay gap. We also have compiled a list of cities with the lowest gender pay gaps as well as occupations with the largest and smallest gender pay gap. Nerd Wallet