15 States With the Largest Gender Pay Gap in 2023

Although women and men’s voices count equally when it comes to voting, there’s still inequality between the genders in other arenas, including the workplace. On average, women earn 82% of what men earn.

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Recent data from Forbes identified the median earnings for men and women in each state. States were then ranked based on how large the difference was, and the 15 states with the largest pay discrepancies were included here.

Let’s take a look at where you can find the biggest gender pay gap in the U.S.

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15. West Virginia

  • Median earnings for men: $51,981
  • Median earnings for women: $39,897
  • Difference: $12,084

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14. Nebraska

  • Median earnings for men: $56,121
  • Median earnings for women: $44,037
  • Difference: $12,084

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13. Connecticut

  • Median earnings for men: $73,022
  • Median earnings for women: $60,672
  • Difference: $12,350
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12. Virginia

  • Median earnings for men: $66,014
  • Median earnings for women: $53,414
  • Difference: $12,600
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11. Illinois

  • Median earnings for men: $63,819
  • Median earnings for women: $51,131
  • Difference: $12,688

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10. Alabama

  • Median earnings for men: $52,177
  • Median earnings for women: $39,338
  • Difference: $12,839
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9. Michigan

  • Median earnings for men: $60,293
  • Median earnings for women: $46,914
  • Difference: $13,379
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8. New Jersey

  • Median earnings for men: $75,297
  • Median earnings for women: $61,802
  • Difference: $13,495
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7. Montana

  • Median earnings for men: $55,496
  • Median earnings for women: $41,725
  • Difference: $13,771
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6. Louisiana

  • Median earnings for men: $55,078
  • Median earnings for women: $40,136
  • Difference: $14,942

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5. District of Columbia (DC)

  • Median earnings for men: $103,222
  • Median earnings for women: $87,244
  • Difference: $15,978
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4. Washington

  • Median earnings for men: $74,068
  • Median earnings for women: $57,567
  • Difference: $16,501
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3. Utah

  • Median earnings for men: $61,269
  • Median earnings for women: $44,707
  • Difference: $16,562
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2. New Hampshire

  • Median earnings for men: $68,566
  • Median earnings for women: $51,880
  • Difference: $16,686
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1. Wyoming

  • Median earnings for men: $59,853
  • Median earnings for women: $40,976
  • Difference: $18,877

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