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Utah Has Second-Largest Gender Pay Gap In America According To Study

According to a study conducted by business.org — a Utah organization that assists small business owners — Utah has the second-largest gender pay gap in the nation, with men earning 30% more money than women. The only other state with a larger pay gap is Wyoming, which has a 35% gap. There are no states where women have a higher average salary than men, according to the study.


Business.org listed the following reasons for pay disparities: lack of equal access to funding for female-owned businesses, corporate cultures that favor men, unequal hiring practices, Utah culture’s traditional family work structure, the low number of female-owned businesses and lack of legislation protecting women from discrimination. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!