Indiana Ranks Seventh in Gender Pay Gap

Written from press release:

Indianapolis, Indiana – April 24, 2024

A recent analysis conducted by employment law firm Eldessouky Law has shed light on the gender pay disparities across different states in the U.S., revealing that Indiana ranks seventh in terms of the largest gender pay gaps.

According to the findings, women in Indiana earn approximately $0.77 for every dollar earned by men. On average, women in the state earn around $46,000 annually, while their male counterparts earn approximately $60,000 annually. This disparity indicates a significant wage difference of nearly 30%.

The study also examined data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), revealing that there were 218 Equal Pay Act charges filed against employers in Indiana between 2013 and 2022, indicating ongoing challenges in achieving pay equality within the state.

Indiana shares its seventh-place ranking with Mississippi, both exhibiting a gender pay gap where women earn $0.77 for every dollar earned by men. In Mississippi, the average annual salary for women stands at $39,449, compared to $51,143 for men.

The analysis further highlights the states with the most significant gender pay gaps, with Utah topping the list. In Utah, women earn approximately $47,907 annually, compared to men who earn $65,512 annually, resulting in a pay gap of nearly 27%.

Louisiana and Alabama follow closely behind Utah, with women earning 25.2% and 25% less than men, respectively. The findings underscore the pervasive nature of gender pay disparities across various regions in the United States.

Commenting on the findings, employment law attorneys at Eldessouky Law emphasized the importance of addressing gender pay gaps to combat inequality. They noted that while some states, such as Vermont, California, and New York, have made strides in narrowing the gap, there is still considerable room for improvement nationwide.

The study’s methodology involved collecting and analyzing average annual earnings data for men and women in each state from the U.S. Census. Additionally, EEOC data was used to track the number of Equal Pay Act charges filed against employers between 2013 and 2022.

As discussions surrounding pay equity continue to gain momentum, the findings serve as a reminder of the ongoing challenges women face in achieving equal compensation for their work, both in Indiana and across the country.

For more information on the analysis, please visit Eldessouky Law.

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