Families depend on women’s wages more than ever, but women working full-time, year-round are typically paid less than men working full-time, year-round 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.
However, the wage gap for full-time, year-round workers doesn’t fully reflect the economic disparities faced by women. The full-time, year-round wage gap leaves out those who were unemployed or out of the labor force for part of 2021, or who worked part time, even if they wanted full-time work. When part-time and part-year workers are included in the comparison, women were typically paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men in 2021, and the size of the disparity varies widely by state.