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24/7 Wall St.: The 10 Worst-Paying States for Women

6. Massachusetts

Difference in full-time, year-round income: $13,924
Female full-time, year-round median income: $47,302 (4th highest)
Male full-time, year-round median income: $61,226 (3rd highest)
2011 unemployment rate: 7.4% (18th lowest)

Massachusetts workers earned a median of $30,463 in 2011, more than all but three states. The state’s women earned nearly $14,000 less than men. In the Boston metropolitan area, the wage gap was more than $15,000. In the state, nearly 70% of all managers of corporate enterprises were women, but women in those positions earned a median of $46,635, which was less than half what men in those position earned — a median of $108,262. Massachusetts had one of the largest proportions of its working population employed in education. In that industry, median earning among men exceeded those of women by more than $6,000.

(iStock)

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