The typical woman working full time, year round in Idaho was paid only 75.2 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Idaho’s wage gap is below the national average of 77 cents.
Wyoming had the largest wage gap at 66.6 cents in 2011. The other states with the largest wage gaps were Louisiana, Utah, West Virginia, North Dakota, Mississippi, Michigan, Alabama, and Montana.
From 2010 to 2011 gender wage gaps in 24 states narrowed, while 7 increased and 20 stayed flat.
Washington, D.C., had the smallest wage gap at 90.4 cents in 2011. The nine other states with the smallest wage gaps were: Vermont, Maryland, California, Nevada, Rhode Island, Arizona, New York, Florida, and Arkansas.