(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)