If you ever wanted to jump into political campaigning, your best bet would be to swing over to the right. Blacks and Latinos, according to the New Organizing Institute (NOI), earn higher pay from Republican campaigns compared to Democratic campaigns, ThinkProgress reports.
Both parties, Democrats and Republicans, pay Black and Hispanic federal workers less than White workers. However, the NOI investigation found a larger disparity in the racial pay gap within Democratic campaigns. “Black employees made about 30 cents less per white employee’s dollar, and Latinos earn 32 cents less,” ThinkProgress said of the Democratic staff.
Black federal employees, who make up 26 percent of Democratic campaigns, make $795 per paycheck; Latinos, who make up 11 percent of the staff, earn $775. Whites, on the other hand, make $1,145.
On the right, Black workers only account for five percent of the Republican staff; they earn $1,317. Latinos, four percent of the work staff, make $1,356. Whites, who make up 90 percent of the Republican staff, earned $1,510.
Despite the numbers pointing to a racial pay gap, this does not necessarily mean Whites are being paid higher for doing the same job as Blacks and Latinos. It could simply mean that African-Americans and Hispanics are more often hired for lower-paying jobs while Whites are recruited for higher-paying positions.
“But such hiring problems and the resulting pay disparity,” ThinkProgress explains, “is a sad fact of many workplaces, where people of color earn significantly less.”
On the bright side, the gender pay gap — according to NOI — is miniscule and insignificant. Women on the left and right earn $978 and $1448, respectively; Democratic and Republican male workers reeled in $1,037 and $1,487. On average, all women made $55 less per paycheck than men.