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Old 06-17-2008, 03:05 AM
 
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States in which women have the highest median income:
1. Washington DC: $46,292
2. New Jersey: $40,154
3. Connecticut: $40,147
4. Maryland: $39,546
5. Massachusetts: $37,424
6. California: $36,133
7. Washington: $35,324
8. New York: $35,034
9. Alaska: $34,444
10. Colorado: $34,063

Posted just for fun - not to make a statement or anything. I'm kind of surprised to see that Alaska made the list..it seems to go against the trend a little.

None of the states I've lived in made the list.

Out of curiosity: if you're female and have lived in any of the above states, is your salary higher than your other out-of-state friends and family members? Would you say that women in your state have higher buying power than women in other states, or is the median salary simply inflated to cover higher costs of living?

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Old 06-17-2008, 05:14 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I live in NJ and am female and yes, women (those who work) seem to do quite well. It's not out of the realm of possibility for a secretary to make $60k-$70K here, for instance.

I wouldn't catagorize median salary in the 40's to be "big bucks" though

For purely ancedotal purposes, I belong to a board with other women and if I had to rank our salaries, the highest earner works in the DC area, followed by me, followed by someone in the Boston area. After that it gets a little fuzzy.
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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You also have to take cost of living into consideration.
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:21 AM
 
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How come Nevada isn't on there because of Vegas?
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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Originally Posted by STLCardsBlues1989 View Post
You also have to take cost of living into consideration.
Yes, certainly. That's why I asked:

"Would you say that women in your state have higher buying power than women in other states, or is the median salary simply inflated to cover higher costs of living?"


As for Nevada...I guess the ratio of strippers to normal women isn't high enough to bump up the average? Those strippers do make insane salaries though...usually in the six figures.
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