Monday, July 28, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 9 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Pay equity in Hawaii ranks in top half of U.S.

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 08:24 a.m. HST, Jan 22, 2014

The ratio of Hawaii women's earnings as compared to men's ranks within the top half of the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A wide gap still exists, however.

In 2012, Hawaii women had median weekly earnings of $689, or 82.1 percent of the $839 median weekly earnings of men, BLS said.

That compares to nationwide figures of $691 a week for women, or 80.9 percent of the $854 median for men.

The Hawaii women's-to-men's earnings ratio puts the Aloha State at No. 17 among the 50 states and District of Columbia.

Overall nationally, women's weekly earnings in Hawaii ranked 21st, and men's, 26th.


 Print   Email   Comment | View 9 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Hawaii women had median weekly earnings of $689, or 82.1 percent of the $839 median weekly earnings of men

I guess they won't be buying the Howard Hughes penthouse condo in Kaka'ako where the maintenance fee is over $5,000 a week. Anybody see the problem?

on January 22,2014 | 07:50AM
loquaciousone wrote:
They don't count women working at McDonalds?
on January 22,2014 | 09:15AM
This is to both you and Maneki Neko-yes they do count women at McDonalds, and Maneki, it is an average, so I would imagine there are women that CAN afford the PH.
on January 22,2014 | 11:17AM
LanaUlulani wrote:
I love the "creative writing." Hawai'i ranked #21 out of 50 which is the REAL War on Women. No need to write as though we are third graders LOL
on January 22,2014 | 09:06AM
atilter wrote:
but isn't that the predominent level of reading competence and understanding found among SA readers?
on January 22,2014 | 10:45AM
What does predominent mean? LOL
on January 22,2014 | 11:18AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
atilter, lol, if you're going to denigrate us readers, make sure your spelling is correct. Touche!
on January 22,2014 | 11:24AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Yes, it is simply unfair that women are typically paid less than male counterparts for doing the exact same jobs. But women have a part in this whole thing. For one thing, they continue to allow culture to decide how they portray themselves, as the fragile sex. Women do not have to be that way. Some women might gasp at my statements but the next time you go on a date, whether you are the male or female, who pays the tab? When you approach the door at a fine dining restaurant or exit the car, does the male open the door? That kind of mentality is archaic. Yes, it is thought of as romantic but underneath it all is a sexist ideology that women are the fragile sex. Women need to stand up for themselves and stop proliferating the idea that they are the weaker sex by wearing makeup and wearing skirts and panty hose. Yes, I said that. Until women stop doing these things, they will continue to be wrongly labeled the weaker sex.
on January 22,2014 | 10:57AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
I've got a government job, so both sexes get paid unfairly.
on January 22,2014 | 11:27AM
Breaking News
Bionic Reporter
Needing a new knee

Warrior Beat
Monday musings

Small Talk
Burning money

Political Radar
On policy

Warrior Beat
Apple fallout

Wassup Wit Dat!
Can You Spock ‘Em?

Warrior Beat
Meal plan