Nationwide, according to one study, women earn an average of 80 cents for every dollar that a man earns for comparable work, but here in San Francisco the gap is more than half that, and women earn 90.9 cents to the dollar earned by men. That’s just one of the statistics assembled by SmartAsset that led to their listing of San Francisco as the “Best City for Women’s Pay.”
The company reported in September that earnings by women in San Francisco “grew 14.3 percent from 2015 to 2017,” and the median salary for a woman in this city was $76,568 in 2017. According to Census Bureau data, “The change in women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s has increased by 8.1 percent from 2015 to 2017,” SmartAsset noted.
California and Texas dominated the list. Besides San Francisco, the top 10 includes Oakland and Glendale, Calif.; and Texas was noted for Arlington, Austin, and Houston. The others were Richmond, Va.; Madison, Wisc.; Boston; and Chandler, Ariz.
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