follow us:Google+ FacebookLinkedInTwitterRSS Feeds

advertisement
Breaking Glass

Trenton — yes, Trenton — named one of the best-paying cities for women

By

Back to Top Comments Print

Recent Blog Posts

Latest News

advertisement
Trenton is one of the best-paying cities for women, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by NerdWallet.
Trenton is one of the best-paying cities for women, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by NerdWallet.

If you had to guess, off the top of your head, which New Jersey city paid women the highest salaries, it probably wouldn't be Trenton. It certainly wasn't for me.

But the folks at NerdWallet, a financial literacy site, sifted through U.S. Census data from 2012 and found that Trenton and neighboring Ewing Township came in at No. 5 on the list of the top 10 best-paying cities for women.

The median salary for women in that area is $50,400 per year, which is about 74 percent of what men make there.

The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area also made it on the list, but three spots down from Trenton, at No. 8. The median salary for women there is $47,600 per year, roughly 84 percent of what men make in the area.

And remember: That area includes New York City.

So what's so special about Trenton?

The post on Forbes that outlines the data analysis doesn't address that question directly, but it's an interesting finding. And good news for the women of Trenton is good news for the state as a whole, regardless of the cause.

Here's the full list:

1. San Jose – Sunnyvale – Santa Clara
Women's median salary: $56,000
Women's income as a percentage of men's: 74 percent

2. Washington – Arlington – Alexandria
Women's median salary: $55,000
Women's income as a percentage of men's: 80 percent

3. San Francisco – Oakland – Fremont
Women's median salary: $54,600
Women's income as a percentage of men's: 84 percent

4. Bridgeport – Stamford – Norwalk
Women's median salary: $52,500
Women's income as a percentage of men's: 72 percent

5. Trenton – Ewing
Women's median salary: $50,400
Women's income as a percentage of men's: 81 percent

6. Boston – Cambridge – Quincy
Women's median salary: $50,100
Women's income as a percentage of men's: 79 percent

7. Hartford – West Hartford – East Hartford
Women's median salary: $48,500
Women's income as a percentage of men's: 78 percent

8. New York – Northern New Jersey – Long Island
Women's median salary: $47,600
Women's income as a percentage of men's: 84 percent

9. Boulder, Colo.
Women's median salary: $46,800
Women's income as a percentage of men's: 72 percent

10. Baltimore – Towson, Md.
Women's median salary: $46,800
Women's income as a percentage of men's: 79 percent

Share This Story On:

Write to the Editorial Department at editorial@njbiz.com

advertisement

Comments


Be the first to comment.



Please note: All comments will be reviewed and may take up to 24 hours to appear on the site.

Post Comment
     View Comment Policy

Advanced search
Sponsored by
advertisement
  
  
advertisement
  
  
advertisement
Back to Top