Best States for Working Moms (and the Worst!)

Are you a working mom looking to move? Are you wondering which states are the Best States for Working Moms? Thanks to WalletHub, here’s the 411 on the best states for working moms (and the worst so you can stay away!)

Best States for Working Moms

Best for Working Moms   Worst for Working Moms
1 Vermont   42 Texas
2 Minnesota   43 Wyoming
3 Massachusetts   44 Georgia
4 District of Columbia   45 West Virginia
5 Connecticut   46 Mississippi
6 Rhode Island   47 South Carolina
7 Maine   48 Nevada
8 New Jersey   49 Alabama
9 Delaware   50 Louisiana
10 New York   51 Idaho

Best vs. Worst

  • New York has the highest day-care quality score, 116, which is five times higher than in Idaho, the lowest at 23.
  • Mississippi has the lowest child-care costs as a share of the median women’s salary, 9.60 percent, which is 2.7 times lower than in the District of Columbia, the highest at 26.06 percent.
  • South Dakota has the highest ratio of female executives to male executives, 79.39 percent, which is 3.1 times higher than in Utah, the lowest at 25.81 percent.
  • Maryland has the lowest share of single-mom families with children younger than 18 in poverty, 26.30 percent, which is 1.9 times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at 50.80 percent.
  • Minnesota has the highest median annual women’s salary (adjusted for cost of living), $44,281, which is 2.2 times higher than in Hawaii, the lowest at $19,828.

I’m glad New York ended up in the top 10 (just barely, coming in at number 10!) Check out the map below to see how your state fared!


Source: WalletHub
Diana Limongi
Diana a mom, activist, nonprofit professional, podcaster and writer from Queens, NY. She writes about motherhood, activism, raising my multilingual kids, culture and travel. She and her multicultural family live in Queens, NY.

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