5. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 71.8%
Median income for men: $70,605
Median income for women: $50,714
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metropolitan area is one of the wealthiest areas in the country, with a median household income of $74,831. The national average is $50,046. Disparity, however, affects the wealthy just as much and women in the area earn just 71.8% of what men do, on average. The area’s largest employment sector is health care, with Bridgeport Hospital and St. Vincent Medical Center the two largest employers in the city of Bridgeport.