The Wage Gap By State for Women Overall
April 02, 2013
Families depend on women’s wages more than ever, but the typical woman working full time, year round is paid less than the typical full-time, year-round male worker in every state. As the map and table show below, the size of the disparity varies by state. In 2011, women fared the best in Washington, D.C.,
where the typical woman working full time, year round made 90.4 cents for every dollar her male counterpart made. Vermont and Maryland followed Washington, D.C. with the ratio of women’s to men’s earnings at 86.7 percent and 86.0 percent, respectively. Women fared worst relative to men
in Wyoming, where women’s earnings represented only 66.6 percent of men’s earnings.