Business.org dug into equality in the workplace—specifically the gender pay gap across the US in 2022.
They found that nationally, women earn 18% less than men (which means men will earn an average of $10,381 more than women in 2022). Due to the US pay gap, women effectively stop getting paid on October 29, 2022.
The report analyzes the gender pay gap on a state-by-state basis, how the wage gap has changed over the last 40 years, and which job roles are the best (or worst) for working women.
See the state-by-state analysis for more information: https://www.business.org/hr/benefits/gender-pay-gap/
- No state across the US pays women more than men, with little signs of progress over the last decade.
- Since 2010, the wage gap has hovered between 18% and 19% for salaries of men and women in similar positions, showing little progress across the nation for pay equity.
- The largest wage gap is in Wyoming, where women earn 35% less than men.
- Washington DC has the smallest wage gap, but women still earn 8% less than men.
- There are only five job roles that report women earn more than men—compliance officers, graphic designers, clinical laboratory technologists, and pharmacists.