Bringing Wyoming women closer to wage equality through education.
What is the Wage Gap?
The wage gap measures the inequality between the earnings of women and men.
Wage Gap Affects Nearly All Women
The earnings gap between women and men exists in every county, in every age group, and in 19 out of 23 occupation groups. The wage gap impacts women of color even more.
In each county, for every $1 men earn, women earn …
In 14 of 23 counties, the gap is wider than the state average. The gap is as much as 17¢ wider than the state average 27¢ wider than the US average.
Race & Ethnicity
When compared to all men, women in all races and ethnicities make less than 70% of what men earn.
Though the wage gap for young women 18 – 29 years old is10¢, by the time women hit their 50s, the gap increases to nearly 40¢.
Though women actually earn more than men in some jobs, the gap persists in 19 of 23 occupation groups.
Education Helps Close the Gap
In Wyoming across all degrees, the wage gap narrows with increased levels of education.