You read that correctly, there’s one place here in L.A. where women make more money than men.
According to city analysis, no. 1 in the Golden State is the 37th district represented by Democratic Rep. Karen Bass. It’s the only place in California where, if you’re a woman, you’ll make more than most men, according to the report on median pay data. The district includes Culver City, Mid-City, Mar Vista, West L.A., South L.A., Mid-City and part of Koreatown.
In the 37th, women make 100.3 percent of what men make. To get close to that kind of ratio you’d have to work in the 49th district of Republican Rep. Darrell Issa. It’s a relatively wealthy area that includes San Diego’s North County coast along with parts of South Orange County.
Across the state, California women earn about 86 percent of what men do. That ranks us seventh among states with the smallest pay gaps. New York (89 percent) is tops, followed by Delaware (89 percent, but with lower wages than you get in New York), Florida (87 percent), Washington, D.C. (86 percent), and North Carolina (86 percent, but with lower wages than in D.C.), respectively.
In California, the median male income is said to be $50,5632, while a woman’s is $43,335. The worst congressional district in the state when it comes to the gender pay gap is the 18th, represented by Democratic Rep. Anna G. Eshoo. It includes parts of Silicon Valley. The association says while men make a relatively high median of $111,831, women can expect $71,181, or 63.7 of male income.