8. Boise City-Nampa, ID
Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 72.4%
Median income for men: $44,908
Median income for women: $32,514
The Boise City-Nampa metropolitan area is well-known for its forest products industry. The metro is home to major employers such as Idaho Pacific Lumber Company, paper company Boise Cascade and Idaho Timber. Around the turn of the century, however, Boise’s technology sector became its largest industry. Companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Micron Technology are among the city of Boise’s largest employers.