Ratio of Oregon Women’s to Men’s Earnings Ranks 26th in Nation

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The latest BLS News Release showing women’s earnings in Oregon is now available online at www.bls.gov/ro9/orwomen.pdf.

This data is from the Current Population Survey, which provides a wide range of information on the labor force, employment, and unemployment.  Items of note include:

  • In 2010, Oregon women had median weekly earnings of $659, or 79.6 percent of the $828 median weekly earnings of men
  • Nationwide, women earned $669/week, or 81.2 percent of the $824 median for men
  • At 79.6 percent, women’s earnings as a percent of men’s in Oregon ranked 26th in the nation out of 50 states and the District of Columbia
  • Women’s weekly earnings in Oregon ranked 22nd, and men’s 21st, nationwide

To view national  data showing women’s pay in detailed occupations visit http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat39.pdf.  Items of note include:

  • Office and administrative support occupations had the highest women’s earning as a percent of men’s at 93.3 percent among major occupational groups
  • The percent was lowest in legal occupations with women’s earnings at 58.2 percent of men’s.

Supplemental data:

Women’s median weekly earnings

 

Men’s median weekly earnings

 

Women’s earnings as a percent of men’s

 

United States 

$       669

 

United States 

$       824

 

United States

81.2 percent

 

 

 

1

District of Columbia

$     965

1

District of Columbia

$  1,103

1

Delaware

91.3 percent

2

Connecticut

$     835

2

Connecticut

$  1,101

2

California

88.9 percent

3

Massachusetts

$     832

3

Massachusetts

$  1,033

3

District of Columbia

87.5 percent

4

New Jersey

$     824

4

Washington

$     978

4

Arizona

87.0 percent

5

Maryland

$     798

5

New Jersey

$     972

5

New York

86.8 percent

6

Minnesota

$     749

6

New Hampshire

$     966

6

Vermont

86.2 percent

7

Washington

$     748

7

Virginia

$     956

7

Maryland

85.6 percent

8

California

$     747

8

Alaska

$     948

8

Texas

85.6 percent

9

New York

$     747

9

Maryland

$     932

9

North Carolina

85.4 percent

10

New Hampshire

$     745

10

Rhode Island

$     930

10

New Jersey

84.8 percent

11

Delaware

$     735

11

Colorado

$     925

11

Alabama

84.2 percent

12

Colorado

$     719

12

Minnesota

$     903

12

Florida

83.7 percent

13

Virginia

$     719

13

Wyoming

$     891

13

South Dakota

83.5 percent

14

Alaska

$     705

14

Illinois

$     872

14

Nebraska

83.0 percent

15

Rhode Island

$     700

15

New York

$     861

15

Minnesota

82.9 percent

16

Vermont

$     696

16

Michigan

$     857

16

Arkansas

82.8 percent

17

Michigan

$     684

17

Utah

$     841

17

Wisconsin

82.8 percent

18

Wisconsin

$     684

18

California

$     840

18

Hawaii

82.6 percent

19

Illinois

$     678

19

Louisiana

$     834

19

Tennessee

82.4 percent

20

Arizona

$     667

20

West Virginia

$     832

20

Nevada

81.8 percent

21

Pennsylvania

$     664

21

Oregon

$     828

21

Mississippi

81.4 percent

22

Oregon

$     659

22

Wisconsin

$     826

22

Pennsylvania

80.8 percent

23

Hawaii

$     658

23

Georgia

$     822

23

Massachusetts

80.5 percent

24

Florida

$     647

24

Pennsylvania

$     822

24

Kansas

80.1 percent

25

Ohio

$     645

25

Missouri

$     819

25

Michigan

79.8 percent

26

Georgia

$     637

26

Ohio

$     817

26

Oregon

79.6 percent

27

Maine

$     637

27

Maine

$     810

27

Iowa

79.1 percent

28

Iowa

$     622

28

Vermont

$     807

28

Ohio

78.9 percent

29

North Carolina

$     622

29

Delaware

$     805

29

North Dakota

78.9 percent

30

Nebraska

$     621

30

Hawaii

$     797

30

Maine

78.6 percent

31

Utah

$     620

31

Iowa

$     786

31

Kentucky

78.2 percent

32

Missouri

$     616

32

New Mexico

$     780

32

South Carolina

77.9 percent

33

Wyoming

$     616

33

Florida

$     773

33

Illinois

77.8 percent

34

Nevada

$     614

34

Indiana

$     772

34

Colorado

77.7 percent

35

Kansas

$     611

35

Arizona

$     767

35

Oklahoma

77.6 percent

36

Texas

$     611

36

North Dakota

$     764

36

Idaho

77.6 percent

37

New Mexico

$     605

37

Kansas

$     763

37

New Mexico

77.6 percent

38

North Dakota

$     603

38

Idaho

$     754

38

Georgia

77.5 percent

39

Indiana

$     598

39

South Carolina

$     752

39

Indiana

77.5 percent

40

South Dakota

$     598

40

Nevada

$     751

40

New Hampshire

77.1 percent

41

Alabama

$     597

41

Nebraska

$     748

41

Washington

76.5 percent

42

Tennessee

$     589

42

Oklahoma

$     746

42

Connecticut

75.8 percent

43

South Carolina

$     586

43

Kentucky

$     743

43

Montana

75.8 percent

44

Idaho

$     585

44

Montana

$     730

44

Rhode Island

75.3 percent

45

Louisiana

$     582

45

North Carolina

$     728

45

Missouri

75.2 percent

46

Kentucky

$     581

46

South Dakota

$     716

46

Virginia

75.2 percent

47

Oklahoma

$     579

47

Tennessee

$     715

47

Alaska

74.4 percent

48

West Virginia

$     572

48

Texas

$     714

48

Utah

73.7 percent

49

Mississippi

$     564

49

Alabama

$     709

49

Louisiana

69.8 percent

50

Montana

$     553

50

Mississippi

$     693

50

Wyoming

69.1 percent

51

Arkansas

$     530

51

Arkansas

$     640

51

West Virginia

68.8 percent

Additional data related to women in the labor force is available online at: http://www.bls.gov/cps/wlf-databook2011.htm

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