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Women's to men's earnings ratio above average

Posted at 1:16 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 16:34:36-05

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its latest report comparing how much women are paid in comparison to men and it's good news for women in the state of Nevada. However, it's bad news for the state of Nevada in general.

First, the good news. Nevada women who work full-time have a median weekly earnings of $637 or 85.8 percent of the $742 median weekly earnings of Nevada men. Nationwide, women earn $719 a week or 82.5 percent of the $871 median for men. That means the women's to men's earnings ratio in Nevada is above the national average.

Now for the bad news.

Men's earnings in the state of Nevada are ranked 49th nationwide and 41st for women. That is definitely towards the bottom of the list.

Hawaii has the highest female-to-male earnings ratio among the states with 92.8 percent. Wyoming had the lowest with 67.7 percent. The District of Columbia has the highest ratio overall with 96.0 percent.

Women's salaries range from $597 in Montana to $878 in Massachusetts. Women in D.C. earn $1,138 per week.

Median weekly earnings for men were lowest in Arkansas at $703 and highest in Connecticut at $1.089. Five other states (Massachusetts, New Jersey, Alaska, Wyoming, and Maryland) had weekly wages above $1,000 for full-time male workers. In the District of Columbia, men earned a median weekly wage of $1,161.

Click here for more information and charts. Ranking are based on information from 2014.