Federal figures show Missouri women’s earning power compared to men’s earnings has slipped in the last year. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics uses national census numbers from all fifty states to calculate median incomes of men and women. The newest survey shows Missouri women were paid less than 75 percent as much as men were paid for doing the same work in 20-11.
None of the fifty states shows men and women are paid equally for equal work.
BLS economist Linda Nikish at the Kansas City office says Missouri women have been losing ground for more than a decade.
The bureau says the median weekly earnings for Missouri women last year was $628. Men doing the same jobs were paid $841. The median weekly income of women in Missouri is $56 less than the national median weekly salary. Missouri men have median salaries that are nine dollars more than the national figure.