America's Worst Cities for Gender Pay Gaps

In Baton Rouge women make 63 percent of what men do

by Lesley Kennedy • Reporter

The gender pay gap may be narrowing, but it’s still a gap, and depending on where you live, it may seem more like an abyss.

The website 24/7 Wall St. analyzed compensation for women compared with men using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and found the worst-paying cities for women are all home to industries known for large gender pay gaps.

Here are the five worst-paying cities for women, along with the percentage of women’s pay compared with men’s, according to 24/7 Wall St.

  1. 1. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: 63 percent
  2. 2. Ogden–Clearfield, Utah: 64 percent
  3. 3. Toledo, Ohio: 70 percent
  4. 4. Augusta–Richmond County, Georgia–South Carolina: 71 percent
  5. 5. Bridgeport–Stamford–Norwalk, Connecticut: 72 percent

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First Published March 14, 2012

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