AAUW researched the pay gap for Women state by state, and profiled the state laws that promote pay equality. Explore more:
THE PAY GAP BY STATE
The pay gap varies considerably from state to state. Vermont has the narrowest gap: Women there are paid 91 cents for every dollar paid to a man. Wyoming has the broadest, with women being paid just 65 cents for a man’s dollar. Interestingly, states with stronger laws do not necessarily have the smallest gaps. Strong pay equity laws help close the pay gap, but the gap itself is affected by other issues, such as occupational segregation, discrimination and workers’ parental status.