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

5. Washington

Difference in full-time, year-round income: $13,979
Female full-time, year-round median income: $41,817 (9th highest)
Male full-time, year-round median income: $55,796 (6th highest)
2011 unemployment rate: 9.2% (16th highest)

As of 2011, Washington state had one of the highest proportions of workers in professional, scientific and management positions. Women in those positions earned nearly $22,500 less than men did. In Washington’s Bremerton-Silverdale metropolitan area, women earned $18,650 less than men — the ninth biggest earnings gap among all U.S. metropolitan areas. In the state’s professional, scientific and management positions, which account for a high 11.9% of all positions in the state, median earning for men exceeded that for women by $22,487. This was nearly $10,000 higher than the national wage gap in this industry.

(iStock)

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