Where women employees are making the most Progress: Best Cities in U.S.?

Not surprisingly, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Calif., San Jose, Calif., Austin, Texas, and Napa, Calif. are the best five cities for working women in the U.S.,study by NerdWallet, examined 366 metro areas and ranked them on 4 key criteria: highest pay, smallest gender gap in salaries, prevalence of women in highest-paying industries, and population growth from 2010 to 2012.

That’s not a coincidence. In all of the rankings–large, medium, and small cities — California gets at least 2 spots in the top 5.  In the large city for women employees list it has a median salary of $55,688, women earn 81.90% as much as men, and it has a growth rate of 1.70%. After D.C. comes San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Austin, TX; and Dallas-Forth Worth, TX.

“People want to work in a high-growth city with a lot of job potential and growth potential,” Divya Raghavan, an analyst for NerdWallet, told us. “In a lot of our research we found that California and Texas tend to be … tech hubs and they’re growing really quickly with good job prospects.”

15 Madison, Wisconsin
Median earnings for women: $41,036
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 81.8%
Population growth: 1.2%
Overall score: 52.6
Madison-Wisconsin14 Stockton, Calif.
Median earnings for women: $39,194
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 87.2%
Population growth: 1.2%
Overall score: 54.8

13 Bridgeport, Conn.
Median earnings for women: $52,037
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 72.3%
Population growth: 0.8%
Overall score: 55.2

12 Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Median earnings for women: $39,432
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 84.6%
Population growth: 2%
Overall score: 57.6

11 Oxnard, Calif.
Median earnings for women: $46,652
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 85.10%
Population growth: 0.8%
Overall score: 58.1

10 Santa Rosa, California
Median earnings for women: $46,368
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 90%
Population growth: 0.7%
Overall score: 60.8

9 Charlottesville, Va.
Median earnings for women: $45,486
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 89.6%
Population growth: 0.9%
Overall score: 61.1

8 Auburn-Opelika, Ala.
Median earnings for women: $39,802
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 91.1%
Population growth: 1.9%
Overall score: 62

7 Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.
Median earnings for women: $41,736
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 93.5%
Population growth: 1.40%
Overall score: 62.6

6 Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Ga.
Median earnings for women: $31,962
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 85.2%
Population growth: 4.1%
Overall score: 63.2

5 Napa, Calif.
Median earnings for women: $46,949
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 91.6%
Population growth: 0.9%
Overall score: 63.7

4 Austin, Texas
Median earnings for women: $40,144
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 82.8%
Population growth: 3.2%
Overall score: 64.3

3 San Jose, Calif.
Median earnings for women: $55,615
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 76.9%
Population growth: 1.3%
Overall score: 64.7

2 San Francisco, Calif.
Median earnings for women: $52,301
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 84%
Population growth: 1.1%
Overall score: 65

1 Washington, D.C.
Median earnings for women: $55,688
Women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s: 81.9%
Population growth: 1.70%
Overall score: 70.5
Washington, D.C.
Here are 10 best big cities for working women:

= > Washington, D.C.
= > San Francisco, Calif.
= > San Jose, Calif.
= > Austin, Texas
= > Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas
= > Los Angeles, Calif.
= > Denver, Colo.
= > Raleigh, N.C.
= > New York, N.Y.
= > Sacramento, Calif.

The ten best medium-sized cities for working women are:

= > Durham / Chapel Hill, N.C.
= > Oxnard, Calif.
= > Bridgeport, Conn.
= > Stockton, Calif.
= > Madison, Wisc.
= > Fresno, Calif.
= > El Paso, Texas
= > New Haven / Milford, Conn.
= > Worcester, Mass.
= > North Port / Bradenton / Sarasota, Fla.

And the top 10 small cities for working women are:

= > Napa, Calif.
= > Hinesville / Fort Stewart, Georgia
= > Auburn / Opelika, Ala.
= > Charlottesville, Va.
= > Santa Rosa, Calif.
= > Olympia, Wash.
= > Vallejo / Fairfield, Calif
= > Salinas, Calif.
= > Madera / Chowchilla, Calif.
= > Trenton / Ewing, N.J.1

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