Archive: Gender Wage Gap By State and Congressional District, 2011-2014

Statistics show that the persistent gender wage gap is a nationwide problem. In no state do women’s median earnings equal men’s median earnings, and most districts show a pay gap as well – with some showing gaps that far exceed national and state statistics.

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Find the 2014 Gender Pay Gap in your State

Find the 2014 Gender Pay Gap in your Congressional District

Pay gap information is easy to find in these state-by-state documents, which include the state pay gap number; the congressional district pay gap numbers; rankings of the state’s congressional districts from narrowest to widest gap; and a road map to pay equity that includes needed state and federal actions. Each state’s document is intended to serve as an advocacy tool in the ongoing fight to close the persistent gender pay gap.

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Find the 2013 Gender Pay Gap in your State

Find the 2013 Gender Pay Gap in your Congressional District

These state documents include AAUW’s inaugural effort at presenting the wage gap by congressional district as a tool for advocacy. Data from the 2012 Census was used to rank each congressional district – from the 113th Congress – within the state from narrowest to widest wage gap.

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Find the 2012 Gender Pay Gap in your State

A chart with each state and the women's and men's median salary and the percentage difference.

Find the 2012 Gender Pay Gap in your Congressional District

These state documents include AAUW’s inaugural effort at presenting the wage gap by congressional district as a tool for advocacy. Data from the 2012 Census was used to rank each congressional district – from the 113th Congress – within the state from narrowest to widest wage gap.

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Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Washington, D.C.
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 


Find the 2011 Gender Pay Gap in your State

Find the 2011 Gender Pay Gap in your Congressional District

These state documents include AAUW’s inaugural effort at presenting the wage gap by congressional district as a tool for advocacy. Data from the 2011 Census was used to rank each congressional district – from the 112th Congress – within the state from narrowest to widest wage gap.

Search by state:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Washington, D.C.
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Take Action

This data from the 112th Congress can be paired with data from the 113th Congress to hold members of Congress accountable over time. Where does your representative stand on pay equity, and do the statistics reflect that? Make sure your representative supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, and consider writing a letter to the editor or op-ed about efforts you expect him or her to take to close the wage gap.