POSTED: 11:24 a.m. HST, Oct 25, 2012
The wage gap between women and men in Hawaii is among the narrowest nationally, according a report released today by the National Women’s Law Center.
Women in Hawaii on average are paid 81.9 cents for every dollar paid to a man, the 11th highest rate nationally, the group reported.
The average earnings for men in Hawaii is $45,494 compared with $37,242 for women, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data done by the National Women’s Law Center.
Nationally, women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts, according to the report.
The gap was the narrowest in the District of Columbia where women are paid 90.4 cents for every dollar paid to a man. It is the widest in Wyoming where women earn 66.6 cents for every dollar earned by a man.