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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 82 cents for every dollar a man makes and the size of the disparity varies by state. Women fare best in Vermont, where women working full-time, year-round typically make 91 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make. Hawaii and Maryland follow with the ratio of women’s to men’s earnings at 89 percent. Women fare worst relative to men in Wyoming and Utah, where women’s earnings represented only 65 and 70 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 2019 American Community Survey Data. Figures for Black women, Latinas, Asian women, Native American women, and white, non-Hispanic women calculated by NWLC are based on 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. For the purposes of this analysis D.C. is considered a state.

 

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