Survey Says Working Moms Have It Made in These States

We can all agree that motherhood is one of the hardest (and best!) jobs in the world and today, with more than 70 percent of moms with young children working, it seems we’re all doing overtime.

According to personal finance website WalletHub’s 2017 Best & Worst States for Working Moms, Vermont holds the #1 spot, while Alabama earned itself last place.

The Best

1. Vermont
2. Minnesota
3. New Jersey
4. Delaware
5. Connecticut
6. Massachusetts
7. Maine
8. Rhode Island
9. New York
10. Illinois

And Worst

42. Wyoming
43. West Virginia
44. New Mexico
45. Idaho
46. Mississippi
47. Alaska
48. Arizona
49. Nevada
50. Louisiana
51. Alabama

The study took into account factors such as child-care costs, day-care systems, gender pay gap, and female to male executive ratios, ultimately arriving at these key findings:

New York has the highest day-care quality score, 116, which is five times better than in Idaho, registering the lowest at 23.

Mississippi has the lowest child-care costs as a share of the median women’s salary, 9.87 percent, which is 2.7 times lower than in the District of Columbia, registering the highest at 26.70 percent.

The District of Columbia has the most pediatricians per 100,000 residents, 52.51, which is 28.2 times more than in Idaho, registering the fewest at 1.86.

South Dakota has the highest ratio of female executives to male executives, 79.39 percent, which is 3.1 times higher than in Utah, registering the lowest at 25.81 percent.

Virginia has the highest median women’s salary (adjusted for the cost of living), $42,814, which is 1.9 times higher than in Hawaii, registering the lowest at $22,645.


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Kate Kirby
Kate Kirby

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Kaitlyn Kirby is the founder and editor in chief of Mini Magazine.

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