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Wyoming’s Gender Pay Gap Among Worst in the Nation

Written by on March 10, 2020

March is Women’s History Month. Wyoming is the Equality State. But how equal is pay in Wyoming today?

The website business.org has compiled information from every state and the District of Columbia to determine the median earnings of women and men in each state, to determine the wage disparity between the average earnings. Only income derived primarily from job wages and salary was examined for the survey. The good news is that almost every state has improved, decreasing the wage gap. But that doesn’t mean it’s been entirely eliminated.

And Wyoming’s standing? Its not good. Based on their analysis, Wyoming is ranked 50th, avoiding the dead last spot at 51 thanks to Louisiana. For a man’s median income of around $55 thousand dollars a year in 2018, a woman makes just over $38 thousand dollars. That means women are (on average) getting paid 70% as much as men. There’s definitely progress being made – that gap has been lessened by 6.3% between 2010 and 2018. Progress is progress, but there’s still a long way to go.

You can scrutinize the results for yourself on https://www.business.org/finance/benefits/gender-pay-gap/


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