Women Earn Less Than Men in All Fifty States

The gender earnings and income gaps in the United States have been widely publicized. Gender pay gaps in the academic world have also received a great deal of attention. (For example, see this WIAReport post.)

According to the U.S. Census Bureau the median earnings for male year-round, full-time workers in the U.S. was $53,544. For women, year-round full-time workers had median earnings of $43,394. Thus, women’s earnings were 81 percent of the earnings of men.

New data shows the gender gap in earnings for all 50 states. In every state, men had higher median earnings than women.

The gender gap was the largest in the state of Wyoming. There, women earned only 63 cents for every dollar earned by men. The earnings gap was more than $21,000. Other states where the earning gap was wider than 75 cents on the dollar were Utah, Louisiana, Utah, Alabama, and Idaho.

Vermont has the lowest gender earning gap. There, the median earnings of men were $51,241 compared to median earnings of $46,641 for women. Thus, women made 91 cents on the dollar earned by men. Other states where women made at least 85 cents for every dollar earned by men were Maryland, California, Nevada, Hawaii, New York, and Rhode Island.

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