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Maine women make 18 percent less than men, new study finds

The fight for equal pay continues globally and at home, where Maine women make 82 cents for each $1 made by the state’s male residents, a new study shows.

That gap puts Maine at an 82.1 percent pay ratio, ranking it 16th nationally in gender pay equality, according to the American Association of University Women’s annual The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap report released Tuesday.

That translates into a man making $49,476 full time annually and a woman making $40,618, according to the study.

The rankings compare full-time working women to white males for comparable work.

No state had equal pay for both genders, using the study’s methodology.

To read the rest of “Maine women make 18 percent less than men, new study finds,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Lori Valigra, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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