According to the US Census Bureau American Community Survey data, both men and women alike make the most money in the District of Columbia (with median annual salaries for full-time workers of 61.9K and 54.6K respectively). Even more notable is the fact that in that state, women earn a full 88.2% of what men earn, a healthy ten percentage points higher than the average discrepancy.
Other states where women earn more per dollar than the average (when compared to men’s salaries) include Arizona and California (each at 82.7%), New York (82.5%), and Nevada (82.2%).
In Connecticut, the state with the second-highest median salary for men (59.3K per year), women earn only 73.9 cents on the dollar as men, with a median salary of 43.9K.
Where do women earn the least when compared to men’s salaries?
Wyoming and Louisiana are the states that have that distinction, with comparative salaries of only 65.5% and 66.4% respectively, followed by Utah (68.1%) and West Virginia (69.2%). There is more than a 22-point spread between the state with the highest comparative salaries for women and the lowest.
Where do women earn the most?
Surprisingly, D.C. stands alone in being able to boast a median salary for women over 50K. The other states where women earn the most include Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Jersey, with median salaries for women between 44K and 45K.