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Ladies, You May Want To Stay In DC For The $$$!

December 3, 2009

Women still don’t earn quite as much as men, but D.C.’s 133,000 working women made 92.2 percent of men’s earnings in July 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the articleJenna Goudreau writes:

At the top of the list is Washington, D.C., where women make an average of $866 a week, largely because of the plethora of high-paying government jobs–many with a regulated pay system, helping to make the wage gap much tighter here than in the rest of the country. On average, women make 80% of men’s earnings, but in D.C. they earn 92.2% as much as their male colleagues.

Maryland is second on the list with a median weekly income of $744. Connecticut and Massachusetts follow.

In another Goudreau piece, you can also see the worst states for women in terms of earnings. In Mississippi, women earn 75% of what men earn.

Maximize your earnings by seeing your career advisor to best market yourself, and for advice on salary negotiation.

(Photo by Stopnlook.) CC BY 2.0

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