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Women & Money

During President Obama’s recent State of the Union address, he made a point to stress the importance of women being paid equally as men. “You know, today, women make up about half our workforce, but they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns,” he said. “That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. Women deserve equal pay for equal work.”

Easier said than done. But if there was an  equal pay for equal work-land, where would it be in this country?

According to a recent NerdWallet study, if you’re a woman and looking to earn a higher salary, your best bet  is to head to San Jose. NerdWallet crunched the numbers on 500 major metropolitan areas, and San Jose’s media salary for women is $56,000.

The financial literacy site also compared the numbers to men’s salaries. Percentage wise, women in San Jose make 74 percent of what men earn.  The site also noted that women earn 84 percent of men’s median salary  in the San Francisco area.

Here are the top ten cities for women who want to make bank or as I call it, pay my bills on time every month and still have enough for OB Ultra tampons and wine:

1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara: $56,000

2. Washington D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria: $55,000

3. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont: $54,600

4. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk: $52,500

5. Trenton-Ewing, NJ: $50,400

6. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy: $50,100

7. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford: $48,500

8. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island: $47,600

9. Boulder, CO: $46,800

10. Baltimore-Towson, MD: $46,800

On the flipside, if you want to a life of perpetual brokeness, try Laredo, Texas. They came in with the lowest media salary of $24,700.

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  • I plan on moving from my city in about two years and I have still yet to find a city I want to go to. I wanted to go around the D.C and Maryland area so it’s nice to see they’re on the list.

  • CAsweetface

    Born and raised in San Jose and currently reside in the DC area so i guess salary-wise I’ve never had it that bad. interesting to see. However, I wont be satisfied until the sexes are paid equally.

  • sankofa

    MmmHmm *BOOKMARKED*