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Forbes study: Minnesota ranks 8th in women’s earnings

A study by shows Minnesota rates eighth in the country for women’s earnings, with a median pay rate of $717 per week.

While that’s almost $80 more than the national median, it’s still only 81 percent of what men make, reports the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

The top 10 on the list, according to the Forbes study (which was based on July data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics):

  • Washington, D.C., $45,032
  • Maryland, $40,248
  • Connecticut, $40,144
  • Massachusetts, $39,624
  • California, $38,376
  • New Jersey, $37,752
  • Alaska, $37,388
  • Minnesota, $37,284
  • Washington, $36,868
  • Colorado, $36,036

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Beth Gaede on 12/01/2009 - 01:41 pm.

    Does this ranking take cost of living into account? If not, would Minnesota place higher on the list if the median pay rate were compared with an appropriate cost of living index?

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