Want a Bigger Salary? Here's Where You Need to Live ...

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For anyone who thinks the glass ceiling is a myth, here's a very pertinent fact.

In the United States, there are just 16, I repeat SIXTEEN, cities where women earn more money than men.

That figure comes from the US Census Bureau American Community Survey - based on data collected for 2013 - the figures are expressed as a percentage of men's salaries.

Here are those 16 cities:

1. Jacksonville, NC - 127.12%

Jacksonville, NC - 127.12%

2. Indi0, CA - 114.64%

Indi0, CA - 114.64%

3. Inglewood, CA - 113.96%

Inglewood, CA - 113.96%

4. Mount Vernon, NY - 112.22%

Mount Vernon, NY - 112.22%

5. Pharr, Tx - 111.51%

Pharr, Tx - 111.51%

6. Richmond, CA - 109.89%

Richmond, CA - 109.89%

7. Miami Gardens, Fl - 109.71%

Miami Gardens, Fl - 109.71%

8. Union City, NJ - 107.80%

Union City, NJ - 107.80%

9. Whittier, CA - 106.52%

Whittier, CA - 106.52%

10. Hesperia, CA - 105.88%

Hesperia, CA - 105.88%

11. Silver Spring, MD - 105.55%

Silver Spring, MD - 105.55%

12. Vallejo, CA - 104.63%

Vallejo, CA - 104.63%

13. Santa Fe, NM - 102.38%

Santa Fe, NM - 102.38%

14. Missoula, MT - 101.71%

Missoula, MT - 101.71%

15. Syracuse, NY - 100.57%

Syracuse, NY - 100.57%

16. Bridgeport, CT - 100.09%

Bridgeport, CT - 100.09%

17. $39,157

This is another interesting statistic from the census.

This is the median (the most common) annual earnings of women 15 or older who worked year-round, full time in 2013.

In comparison, the median annual earnings of men was $50,033.

18. 78ยข

This is the amount that female year-round, full-time workers earned in 2013 for every dollar their male counterparts earned.2

19. Women in the Workforce

There is also some really pertinent information about the make up of the labor force and how female representation in certain professions has changed since 1979 - some real encouragement there.

For example, in 1970, 4.3% of judges and lawyers were women;

in 2010, it was 33.4%.

For full statistics go here census.gov

So what it comes down to is that women are paid - on average - 22% less than men.

It seems that if you want to earn more you need to pack your bags and head to California as this is the most female-friendly state with six cities in the sixteen.

Would you be prepared to move for bigger earning potential?

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