Women's Wages some of the smallest in Wyoming - KOTA Territory News

Women's Wages some of the smallest in Wyoming


A recent study shows women in Wyoming make some of the smallest wages compared to men in the US.

Slate Magazine published the study and used a map to show the worst states for women to earn money.

Women in Utah have it the worst, but are closely followed by Wyoming where the average working woman makes 56 cents for every dollar the average working man makes.

Manager of the Sheridan Workforce Center, Chanda Richards, explained the state is aware of the wage disparity and says the gap exists more prominently in Wyoming because of the state's male-dominated industries like coal and oil.

"We do offer training options for women so they may be able to continue higher education as well as enter into non-traditional fields that normally men have been employed in," said Richards.

In other KOTA territories, on average women in Nebraska make 68 cents for every dollar a man makes; in South Dakota 70 cents.

To view the map, you can visit this link: www.slate.com

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