Best And Worst Paying Cities For Women

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International Women’s Day is meant to celebrate achievements among women, and to promote greater equality around the world. The United States has shown growth in some areas, but continues to struggle to close the gender wage gap. In 2013, themedian annual earnings of men were $48,520. Women earned just 78.8% of men’s pay, or about $10,000 less.

Its a fact that women earn less than men in every part of the United States, however the gender pay gap varies considerably across the country. Women’s median pay in Fresno, California was slightly lower than the typical pay of men. Compare that to Provo-Orem, Utah where women earned less than 60% of what men earned. Women in the 10 areas with the worst gender pay gaps earned less than three-quarters of the median earnings of men.

Here are the best (and worst) paying cities for women:

Little Rock-North Little Rock Conway, AR

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 85.6%
  • Median earnings for men: $42,039
  • Median earnings for women: $35,987

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 86.0%
  • Median earnings for men: $41,369
  • Median earnings for women: $35,562

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 86.4%
  • Median earnings for men: $52,279
  • Median earnings for women: $45,177

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 86.4%
  • Median earnings for men: $51,903
  • Median earnings for women: $44,854

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 86.4%
  •  Median earnings for men: $40,079
  • Median earnings for women: $34,644
Tucson, AZ Metro Area
  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 86.8%
  • Median earnings for men: $41,994
  • Median earnings for women: $36,467
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area
  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 87.5%
  • Median earnings for men: $32,187
  • Median earnings for women: $28,152

Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA Metro Area

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 88.4%
  • Median earnings for men: $51,634
  • Median earnings for women: $45,634

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 88.7%
  •  Median earnings for men: $45,916
  • Median earnings for women: $40,749

Fresno, CA Metro Area

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 89.6%
  • Median earnings for men: $39,697
  • Median earnings for women: $35,557

And now for the worst…

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 73.2%
  •  Median earnings for men: $49,726
  • Median earnings for women: $36,386

Colorado Springs, CO

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 72.7%
  • Median earnings for men: $50,614
  • Median earnings for women: $36,800

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 71.9%
  • Median earnings for men: $72,097
  • Median earnings for women: $51,837

Tulsa, OK

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 71.6%
  • Median earnings for men: $45,316
  • Median earnings for women: $32,468

Baton Rouge, LA

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 71.4%
  • Median earnings for men: $51,821
  • Median earnings for women: $36,994

Bakersfield, CA

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 71.3%
  • Median earnings for men: $44,704
  • Median earnings for women: $31,853

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 71.0%
  • Median earnings for men: $45,081
  • Median earnings for women: $32,017

Dayton, OH

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 70.6%
  • Median earnings for men: $49,729
  • Median earnings for women: $35,097

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 68.6%
  • Median earnings for men: $51,689
  • Median earnings for women: $35,445

Provo-Orem, UT

  • Women’s pay as a pct. of men’s: 59.8%
  • Median earnings for men: $52,170
  • Median earnings for women: $31,209

As you can see when we are talking nationwide, women did not have higher median earnings than men in any of the occupations reviewed by the Census.

Source: Time