Looking to move? You may want to consider a new list released detailing the 11 U.S. cities where women out-earn men by the largest margins. For the past few years now women have been the top earners in most of the large metropolitan cities across the nation. In places like Atlanta, Georgia and San Diego, California young single women are earning quite a deal more than their male counterparts.
It is thought that women are the top earners in these cities because they are now 1.5 times more likely to graduate from college than men. The gap can be quite large in some of the cities. In places like Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City young women are earning about 10 percent more than men their same age.
The research team coming up with the list, Reach Advisors, discusses the current trend among young workers in big cities. Reach Advisors’ president, James Chung, says “While the average American woman still earns 20 percent less than men, the gap is biggest among older women and smallest among younger women.”
The city with the largest margin was Atlanta, Georgia where young women earned 21 percent more than men. And in at a close second was Memphis, Tennessee where young single women were ahead of their male counterparts by 19 percent. Go here for a complete list of the 11 cities with the largest margin of women out-earning men.
What do you think of the recent information showing young women are out-earning men in most large U.S. cities?
Why do you think this is?