The Gender Pay Gap: State by State

by Tammy Lam on February 27, 2014

As a small business owner, it’s important to be aware of average pay within your industry so you can figure out how much is fair to pay both an employee and yourself. It’s no secret that throughout history, women have been paid less than men, but many employers still overlook the discrepancy.

Sheryl Sandberg addressed the issue in her popular book, Lean In, and The New York Times┬árecently wrote that “there is a salary gap even when women pay themselves.” But what do the numbers really say? How much lower is the median salary for women in each state? Click on the infographic below to get a closer look at our illustration of data from the latest U.S. Census on the subject.

Intuit - US Gender Pay Gap

Infographic by Column Five

Tammy Lam is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.

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