For every dollar a man makes, a woman makes this much less 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 $60,000 1960 1970 1980 1990 $36,420 $50,806 $49,398 $37,791 $38,872 $22,098 2000 2010 34 28 27 26 25 24 24 24 24 23 23 23 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 15 15 14 13 5 Wyoming Louisiana West Virginia Alaska Mississippi Utah Washington Alabama Georgia Connecticut Montana Michigan Indiana North Dakota Idaho Colorado Missouri Kansas Illinois New Hampshire New Jersey Iowa Maine Virginia Texas New Mexico Vermont Wisconsin Nevada Massachusetts North Carolina United States median Kentucky Pennsylvania South Dakota Hawaii Minnesota Tennessee Rhode Island Ohio New York Delaware Oklahoma South Carolina Oregon Arkansas Nebraska Florida Maryland California Arizona D.C. ¢ 38 36 33 32 32 32 31 30 29 29 27 26 25 24 24 23 23 20 20 20 19 19 19 18 17 17 16 16 15 15 15 14 13 13 13 12 12 11 11 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 1 Insurance sales Retail sales Education administrator General manager Physician/surgeon Marketing and sales manager Inspector Financial manager Production supervisor Sales representatives Truck driver Accountant Retail supervisor Human resources worker Chief executive Health services manager Postsecondary teacher Lawyer Janitor Police officer Food service manager Clergy Software developers Primary school teacher Administrative assistant Designer Jailer Computer programmer Office supervisor Computer systems Customer service Management analyst Waiter Receptionist Food worker Nurse Computer IT manager Personal care aide Computer support Cook Shipping clerk Bookkeeper Registered nurse Material mover Teacher assistant Cashier Housecleaner Secondary school teacher Security guard Stock clerk Social worker Counselor (women earn more than men) ¢ +3¢ BY STATE BY PROFESSION Median pay of full-time, year-round workers, 15 years and older; 2012 dollars Source: This data comes from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS), conducted annually by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The survey is conducted in approximately 60,000 homes, selected through statistical sampling methods. The historical CPS data comes from the census report, "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012", table A-4, and all other data is from the BLS report, "Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2012", tables 1, 2, and 3. We filtered the occupation data to remove any parent categories (e.g. "Service occupations" at the broadest level or "Healthcare support occupations" one level down), as well as any "miscellaneous" or "other" categories. We also removed all occupations with incomplete data (i.e. no wage gap reported). These 114 occupations were filtered down to our final list by choosing the 53 largest occupations, ranked by total number of estimated workers (men plus women).