The Gender Pay Gap by State and Congressional District

The gender wage gap exists in almost every congressional district according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only do some districts in the 113th Congress lag especially far behind, but some states also have large disparities between districts. How do your state and district stack up?

Find the Gender Wage Gap in your State

 

Find the Gender Wage Gap in your Congressional District

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

The documents below will be updated with the 2013 data on Monday, September 22, 2014.

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: You Don’t Have to Stand for the Pay Gap

Use these documents – and the data within – as a springboard to write a letter to the editor or an op-ed calling for members of Congress to take action on the wage gap. Even members of Congress who support equal pay legislation have more to do. The wage gap exists nationwide for women of all races/ethnicities and at all points in their careers and is clearly not going to close on its own. You can check last year’s numbers for further evidence. Sign up to become an AAUW Two-Minute Activist for a quick way to contact your elected officials to support the ongoing fight for fair pay.

 


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