Research firm says gender pay difference in Johnson County is wider than at state, national level


A research firm’s analysis of income levels in Johnson County suggests that the area has a gender pay gap significantly more pronounced than what exists at the state or national level.

Kevin Pryor, a data analyst with the firm Pansop, said median income levels for males and females here show women earn less than two-thirds of what men are paid.

Here are the key data points:

  • U.S. Census data from 2016 finds a median income for males of $49,748 compared to $31,646 for females. That’s a difference of $18,102.
  • Statewide, the median income in 2016 was $35,616 for men and $22,976 for women, a gap of $12,640.
  • At the federal level, the median income is $35,438 for men and $23,401 for women, a gap of $12,397.

“The data shows that women in Johnson County experienced a significant difference in pay when compared to men,” Pryor said. “Such a gap between the two genders represents how the national trend of gender pay is magnified here on the county level.”

You can find more of Pryor’s analysis here.