On Tuesday, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. It was a notable speech for many reasons, one of which being the strong stance he took on closing the pay gap between men and women in the United States. “[T]his Congress still needs to pass a law that makes sure a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work,” he declared. “Really. It’s 2015. It’s time.”
Debate — and skepticism — continue to surround discussions about equal pay. After all, some still wonder, how bad could the gap really be? Expert Market, a B2B customer acquisition company, poured over public records in the interest of putting together an infographic that breaks the matter down into dollars and cents. And the results are sobering — in every single state in America, average wages are higher for men than they are for women.
Check out the infographic below to see the disparity between men’s and women’s pay in your state: