In the United States, women make about 80% of what their male counterparts earn in the workplace for similar positions. That's a gap of 20 cents for every dollar.
In Ohio, men earn a median income of $50,051 compared to $37,365 for women. That means in our state, women earn 75% of what men do, ranking 42nd out of all states and the District of Columbia.
According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, if the annual wage gap were eliminated, on average, a working woman in Ohio would have enough money for approximately:
- 80 more weeks of food for her family (1.5 year's worth);
- 9 more months of mortgage and utilities payments;
- or, more than 14 additional months of rent.
So what does this say about leading Ohio employers?
We checked a number of publications which track "the best companies for women," and found very few based in Ohio.
These lists include how women are compensated for their work among the ranking criteria. While only two lists we checked include Ohio companies, they all include some employers who--while not based here--do business in the state.
What is Equal Pay Day? April 4 symbolically marks how much longer full-time working women need to work to earn the same pay that men earned the year before.
- Ohio Health (Columbus) Rank: 39
- Licking Memorial Health Systems (Newark): Rank 88
- FULL LIST
- Top company for executive women (2017)
- 100 best companies (2016)
- Best companies for multicultural women (2016)
The Ohio pay gap by Congressional District