Women Earn More Than Men in 20 U.S. Cities

Thursday, April 09, 2015 Written by 
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Women seeking economic parity with men in the work place will can find it in Inglewood. 


Despite U.S. Census data that women earn 78% of what men make, the financial literacy website NerdWallet, lists 20 U.S. cities where women out-earn men. 


Inglewood tops the list, putting women’s earnings at 120.60% over the men.  Average earnings for Inglewood workers in 2014 were $25,750.  That figure is below the national median of $28,800.


There are 7 other California cities on the list:  Carson, Econdido, South Gate, Oakland, Elk Grove, Hayward, and Richmond.


Only 6 cities report median earnings that are higher than the national average. All of that suggests that when it comes to low-wage work, women do better than men. However, in Silver Spring, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC where women out-earned men, the median income is $40,800.


One inspiring finding from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a Washington, DC think tank, is that among Millennials in New York City, women make $1.02 for every dollar earned by men. What’s more, a widely reported 2010 study by James Chung, president of a New York strategy and analytics firm, showed that childless women between the ages of 22 and 30 earn 8% more than men in that same demographic.





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