Families depend on women’s wages more than ever, but women working full time, year round are typically paid less than fulltime, yearround male workers in every state. Nationally, women working full time, year round typically make only 84 cents for every dollar a man makes, and the size of the disparity varies by state. Women overall fare best in Vermont, where women working full time, year round typically make 93 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make. Alaska and New York follow with the ratio of women’s to men’s earnings at 89 percent. Women fare worst relative to men in Wyoming and Louisiana, where women’s earnings represented only 68 and 73 percent of men’s earnings, respectively. 

Click on a state below to see its wage gap for women overall, Black women, Latinas, Asian women, Native American women, white, non-Hispanic women, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander women.

Source Note: What a woman makes for every dollar a man makes” is the ratio of women’s and men’s annual 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. Figures for women overall by state calculated by NWLC are based on 2021 American Community Survey Data. Figures for Black women, Latinas, Asian women, Native American women, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander women, and white, non-Hispanic women calculated by NWLC are based on 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5year estimates. For the purposes of this analysis D.C. is considered a state.