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This is the gender wage gap in your state

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  • Though the gender wage gap in the United States has shrunk, it still remains.
  • The state with the largest wage gap is Wyoming where men make an average salary of $59,196 compared to women, who make $37,520 for a wage gap of $21,676.
  • Vermont has the smallest wage gap, with men earning an average salary of $51,241 and women making $46,641, making a wage gap of $4,600.

Though the gender wage gap in the United States has shrunk, it still remains.   

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, based on 2019 data the national median earnings for those working full-time, year-round in the U.S. was $53,544 for men versus $43,394 for women — an average pay disparity of $10,150.    

The state with the largest wage gap is Wyoming where men make an average salary of $59,196 compared to women, who make $37,520 for a wage gap of $21,676. Vermont has the smallest wage gap, with men earning an average salary of $51,241 and women making $46,641, making a wage gap of $4,600.   

Below is the average yearly salary for men and women, as well as the wage gap, by state (including the District of Columbia). 


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Alabama 

Men: $50,019 
Women: $37,281 
Wage Gap: $12,738 

  

Alaska 

Men: $61,173 
Women: $50,853 
Wage Gap: $10,320 

  

Arizona 

Men: $50,069 
Women: $41,617 
Wage Gap: $8,452 

  

Arkansas 

Men: $45,015 
Women: $35,541 
Wage Gap: $9,474 

  

California  

Men: $57,475 
Women: $50,313 
Wage Gap: $7,162 

  

Colorado 

Men: $60,574 
Women: $48,381 
Wage Gap: $12,193 

  

Connecticut 

Men: $66,959 
Women: $55,743 
Wage Gap: $11,216 

  

Delaware  

Men: $57,200 
Women: $47,227 
Wage Gap: $9,973 

  

District of Columbia 

Men: $88,992 
Women: $72,960 
Wage Gap: $16,032 

  

Florida 

Men: $45,187 
Women: $37,482 
Wage Gap: $7,705 

  

Georgia 

Men: $50,547 
Women: $40,548 
Wage Gap: $9,999 

  

Hawaii 

Men: $53,353 
Women: $46,331 
Wage Gap: $7,022 

  

Idaho 

Men: $49,116 
Women: $36,784 
Wage Gap: $12,332 

  

Illinois 

Men: $59,074 
Women: $46,077 
Wage Gap: $12,997 

  

Indiana 

Men: $51,448 
Women: $38,988 
Wage Gap: $12,460 

  

Iowa 

Men: $52,146 
Women: $40,739 
Wage Gap: $11,407 

  

Kansas 

Men: $51,687 
Women: $40,941 
Wage Gap: $10,746 

  

Kentucky 

Men: $49,345 
Women: $38,774 
Wage Gap: $10,571 

  

Louisiana 

Men: $51,976 
Women: $37,050 
Wage Gap: $14,926 

  

Maine 

Men: $51,143 
Women: $40,906 
Wage Gap: $10,237 

  

Maryland 

Men: $64,334 
Women: $56,740 
Wage Gap: $7,594 

  

Massachusetts 

Men: $70,617 
Women: $57,400 
Wage Gap: $13,217 

  

Michigan 

Men: $53,435 
Women: $41,560 
Wage Gap: $11,875 

  

Minnesota 

Men: $60,504 
Women: $49,299 
Wage Gap: $11,205 

  

Mississippi 

Men: $43,078 
Women: $33,323 
Wage Gap: $9,755 

  

Missouri 

Men: $50,690 
Women: $40,567 
Wage Gap: $10,123 

  

Montana 

Men: $50,082 
Women: $38,709 
Wage Gap: $11,373 

  

Nebraska 

Men: $51,447 
Women: $41,186 
Wage Gap: $10,261 

  

Nevada 

Men: $46,841 
Women: $40,828 
Wage Gap: $6,013 

  

New Hampshire 

Men: $60,566 
Women: $49,397 
Wage Gap: $11,169 

  

New Jersey 

Men: $67,367 
Women: $53,933 
Wage Gap: $13,434 

  

New Mexico 

Men: $47,457 
Women: $36,742 
Wage Gap: $10,715 

  

New York 

Men: $60,813 
Women: $51,992 
Wage Gap: $8,821 

  

North Carolina 

Men: $48,941 
Women: $40,694 
Wage Gap: $8,247 

  

North Dakota 

Men: $55,809 
Women: $41,859 
Wage Gap: $13,950 

  

Ohio 

Men: $52,096 
Women: $41,223 
Wage Gap: $10,873 

  

Oklahoma 

Men: $49,839 
Women: $36,537 
Wage Gap: $13,302 

  

Oregon  

Men: $55,969 
Women: $44,724 
Wage Gap: $11,245 

  

Pennsylvania 

Men: $55,367 
Women: $43,971 
Wage Gap: $11,396 

  

Rhode Island  

Men: $57,215 
Women: $48,742 
Wage Gap: $8,473 

  

South Carolina 

Men: $49,212 
Women: $37,632 
Wage Gap: $11,580 

  

South Dakota 

Men: $50,349 
Women: $37,854 
Wage Gap: $12,495 

  

Tennessee 

Men: $47,781 
Women: $38,530 
Wage Gap: $9,251 

 
Texas 

Men: $51,300 
Women: $40,748 
Wage Gap: $10,552 

  

Utah 

Men: $57,247 
Women: $39,944 
Wage Gap: $17,303 

  

Vermont 

Men: $51,241 
Women: $46,641 
Wage Gap: $4,600   

 

Virginia 

Men: $60,881 
Women: $48,439 
Wage Gap: $12,442 

 
Washington 

Men: $65,427 
Women: $50,818 
Wage Gap: $14,609 

  

West Virginia  

Men: $47,114 
Women: $35,906 
Wage Gap: $11,208 

 

Wisconsin 

Men: $52,394 
Women: $42,417 
Wage Gap: $9,977 

  

Wyoming 

Men: $59,196 
Women: $37,520 
Wage Gap: $21,676 


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