(KGTV) – Working moms, are you struggling to make ends meet? California women earn the second-lowest median salary in the nation, according to a Monday report by WalletHub about working mothers.
The personal-finance website compared the attractiveness of each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for a working mother based on 15 key metrics, such as median women’s salary, female unemployment rate and day-care quality.
California ranked 13 out of 51 in the overall tally. Idaho came in last.
The top five states for working moms in 2018:
- District of Columbia
The Golden State’s scores were all over the map.
California earned major points in some areas, claiming the best parental-leave policy score. It took the second-best score for gender pay gap, trailing Vermont.
On the other end of the scale, California placed 49th in day-care quality, beating only Nebraska and Idaho. California came in 50th place for median women’s salary.
Life as a Working Mom in California (1=Best; 51=Worst)
- 1st – Parental-Leave Policy Score
- 2nd – Gender Pay Gap (Women’s Earnings as % of Men’s)
- 17th – Avg. Length of Woman’s Workday (in Hours)
- 18th – % of Single-Mom Families in Poverty
- 20th – Pediatricians per Capita
- 31st – Ratio of Female Executives to Male Executives
- 34th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Women’s Salary)
- 44th – Female Unemployment Rate
- 49th – Day-Care Quality
- 50th – Median Women’s Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)