Study: Massachusetts women earn about $14k less a year than Massachusetts men
The median yearly pay for women in Massachusetts is $14,079 less than the pay earned by Massachusetts men; that means that Bay State women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts, the National Partnership for Women & Families said Thursday.
An advocacy group, the partnership says that one of its goals is promoting fairness in the workplace.
It said its analysis is based on US Census Bureau data. In crunching the data, the National Partnership said it looked at pay across the nation congressional district by congressional district.
In Massachusetts, the median pay for a woman working full time is $46,185 per year, while the median for a man is $60,264, the organization said. (To view its analysis of Massachusetts data, please click here.)
Nationally, full-time working women are also paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to full-time working men, according to the analysis.
In a statement, National Partnership president Debra L. Ness said, “This new data should be a clear and resounding wake-up call for all lawmakers who have the power to pass legislation that would help close the gap and promote economic security for the women and families in their districts.”Chris Reidy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.