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The Wage Gap By State for Women Overall

Families depend on women’s wages more than ever, but women working full time, year round are typically paid less than full-time, year-round male workers in every state. Nationally, women working full time, year round typically make only 76.5 cents for every dollar a man makes and the size of the disparity varies by state. Women fare best in Washington, D.C., where women working full time, year round typically make 90.1 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make. Maryland and Nevada follow Washington, D.C. with the ratio of women’s to men’s earnings at 85.3 percent in both states. Women fare worst relative to men in Wyoming, where women’s earnings represented only 63.8 percent of men’s earnings.

state-by-state rankings of the wage gap for women overall