What pay gap? Young women in New York earn more than male peers: study

Female millennials in the state make $1.02 for every $1 earned by their male counterparts, an analysis from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research reveals.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 5:49 PM


javi_indy/Getty Images/iStockphoto New York women between the ages of 25 and 34 are also more likely than their male peers to have their bachelor’s degree or better, a new study says.

You go, girls!

Young women in New York have closed the pay gap and actually earn more money than their male peers, a new study shows.

Female millennials bring in $1.02 for every $1 earned by young men in New York, according to new number-crunching by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

The shattered glass ceiling is likely connected to New York women’s high education rate, with 47% of 25- to 34-year-old women in the state holding a bachelor’s degree or better, compared to just 38% of men.

“Things are changing,” says study director Ariane Hegewisch. “You can see the impact of young women going to college and developing themselves. They are being given opportunities.”

But New York is the only state where the ladies have caught up. Full-time working gals in the U.S. make, on average, 89 cents per male millennial’s dollar, according to the study, which was first reported by Glamour.

Young women in Wyoming earn just 72 cents for each dollar their peers make.

In other findings in the state-by-state analysis of American Community Survey data:

  • Ladies in Washington, D.C. have the highest annual salaries — $53,900 — but also have the longest workweek and binge-drink the most.
  • Young women in Oregon get the most exercise and have the best diets.
  • Female millennials in New Hampshire have the lowest rate of chlamydia while Alaska, Mississippi and D.C. had the highest rates.
  • California, Hawaii and New Jersey have the lowest rates of depression.