Celebrating five years of global gender pay parity at Adobe

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According to the International Labor Organization, women globally are paid about 20 percent less than men on average. At Adobe, we recognize Equal Pay Day as an important opportunity to raise awareness of the continuing pay gap, and are proud to reaffirm our global commitment to gender pay parity for the fifth year in a row. Additionally, since 2020, we’ve achieved pay parity between employees from underrepresented minorities (URM*) and non-URM employees in the U.S.

Adobe was built on the foundation that our employees are our greatest asset, and how we treat one another is core to what makes us a great company. With our commitment to Adobe for All, we believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful, and one way we achieve this is by ensuring our employees are paid fairly. We define pay parity as ensuring that employees in the same job and location are paid fairly relative to one another, regardless of their gender or ethnicity.

Our journey to fair pay has taught us a lot — and we’d like to share some reflections that we hope will be useful in helping other organizations achieve fair pay practices.

Our pay parity and talent development initiatives — like Adobe’s Leadership Circles — are key to supporting an inclusive culture and diverse talent pipeline, while developing a culture where every employee has an opportunity to grow and make an impact. We’re proud of the progress we’ve made in the last five years, but we know there is more work to be done. With our Adobe for All strategy, we remain committed to ensuring fairness for our employees as we build our talent pipeline, attract diverse candidates, enhance the employee experience, and drive diversity across our industry. Visit our webpage to learn more about Adobe’s leadership in pay parity and progress to date.

* Underrepresented minorities (URM) are U.S. employees who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, and/or two or more races.