The apartment listing website reviewed five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey to determine the wage gap in the 100 largest metro areas. The site then ranked the metros, with No. 1 having the smallest wage gap.
Nationally, the median annual income for men is $49,828. For women, it's $39,315. That means women earn 78.9 cents to a man's dollar.
Texas' five largest metros fare better than the national average, but just barely. Austin-Round Rock ranks No. 31 among metros analyzed. Here, men earn a median annual income of $50,902, while women earn $41,592, or 81.7 percent.
San Antonio-New Braunfels has the smallest wage gap in Texas and ranks No. 22 in the U.S. Men take home $43,035, and women take home 82.5 percent of that, or $35,514. Dallas-Fort Worth ranks No. 27 nationally. DFW women earn 82.3 percent of what men do; men make $49,879, while women make $41,075.
The Texas cities with the largest wage gaps are El Paso, No. 51, at 79.8 percent ($36,594 versus $29,189), and Houston, No. 53, at 79.7 percent ($50,825 versus $40,511).
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