Women in Alaska make significantly less money than men on average, according to reports by state and independent sources.
The National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit fairness advocacy organization, recently did a study using 2009 U.S. Census data. Portia Wu, vice president of the partnership, said women in Alaska made about 76 cents for every dollar men made on average. Nationally, the average was 77 cents. This data applied to industries across the board rather than any one specifically.