DC's Gender Pay Gap: Smaller Here, But Still Present

Women working full-time earned 91 percent of what men earned in 2010

By Natalie Lopez
|  Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012  |  Updated 7:51 AM EDT
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DC's Gender Pay Gap Revealed

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A new report by the American Association of University Women shows that women of all ages, races, ethnic backgrounds and education levels in almost every line of work earned less than men in 2010.

According to the report, women earned 77 cents to every dollar men earned in 2010. Women made a median of $37,000, while the median for men was $48,000.

However, the District came in as the "state" with the smallest gender pay gap. Women working full-time earned 91 percent of what men earned.

Yesterday was Equal Pay Day, a day that symbolizes the day that women "finish" earning what men earned in the previous year. In other words, a hypothetical woman would have worked from Jan. 1, 2011 to April 17, 2012 to earn what a hypothetical man earned in 2011.


 

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