Gender and Earnings in Alaska
On average, women in Alaska earn less than men, and that gap exists across all industries, age groups, geographic areas, and most occupations. In 2010, an Alaska woman earned 67 cents to a man's dollar - a 5 cent increase from 1990. (See Exhibit 1.) Nearly half of Alaska workers are female, but women here make less than 40 percent of total state earnings. This disparity translates into lower average annual earnings for women and a gap of $14,361 from men's earnings in 2010. The aver- age Alaska woman earned $29,323 - 67 percent of the average man's $43,684.