Black Coders Are Paid Much Less Than Whites

Black coders are getting paid $10k less than white coders according to the latest research

It’s no secret women make less than men in some industries, but they aren’t the only underpaid minority group. Black coders receive an average of $10,000 less than their white counterparts, according to a Hired study.

The online hiring company, which has a database of 280,000 interview requests and job offers for 45,000 engineers and technologists, announced the findings in its 2017 state of salaries report.

While blacks were 49 percent more likely to get hired compared to Latinos and Asians, who were 26 percent and 45 percent less likely, their salaries were significantly lower than their white coworkers.


What’s the reason? Black coders have lower salary expectations. The study states that blacks ask for $113,000, while whites request $126,000. That’s a $13,000 gap. In fact, whites receive higher annual pays than blacks, Latinos and Asians.

“While these candidates are often simply the best fit for the jobs they are applying to, lower salary expectations, company diversity initiatives or a combination of those and other factors may also contribute to this trend,” the report read.

That’s a perfect example of systematic racism, and don’t let people tell you that black people can’t code, black people can do everything. Demand an equal pay, respect yourself, then you’ll see what you are capable for.

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