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2011 Wage Gap: State Rankings

NWLC has calculated the 2011 wage gap for each state from the U.S. Census state income data released on September 20, 2012. View our new table to see where each state falls.

Please note that “what a woman makes for every dollar a man makes” is the ratio of female and male median earnings for full-time, year round workers. The “wage gap” is the additional money a woman would have to make for every dollar made by a man in order to have equal annual earnings.  State wage gaps calculated by NWLC are based on 2011 American Community Survey Data ( National wage gap calculated by NWLC is based on 2012 Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement (

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Wage Gap: State Rankings 2011