Gender pay gap remains stagnant in Utah

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By Whitney Leland

The gender pay gap in Utah still ranks nearly dead last in the United States.

In 2021, the U.S. wage gap is women earn about 18% less of what men earn. In Utah, women earn approximately 30% less than men, ranking close to last in most state comparisons.

Estimates suggest that over a 40 year career, the wage gap can amount to a lifetime earnings deficit of $80 to $800 thousand dollars.

In a recent statewide poll, Utah women identified low wages and gender role expectations as their two main challenges.

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