Payscale recently released a study entitled: The State of the Gender Pay Gap in 2018 How Large Is It, How Much It Grows As Workers Climb The Corporate Ladder, and How Career Disruptions Perpetuate The Gender Pay Gap. It is a compelling read. According to the study, when we compare ALL working women to ALL working men, women still earn only 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. However, we also learn that when we compare similar women to similar men in similar jobs, women earn 98 cents for every dollar a man earns. Clearly better, but still not quite equal.