For a third straight year, Kansas City weighs in at No. 2 on SmartAsset’s rankings of the best American cities for women working in tech-related fields, trailing only the nation’s capital.
Census data, the study revealed, showed that women in computer and math-related occupations actually earn more than their male counterparts in Kansas City; nationwide, women earned about 15 percent less than men in those occupations. In 2015, median pay for female and male tech workers was $69,770 and $67,461, respectively. Additionally, Kansas City’s total tech workforce grew by 10% between 2012 and 2015.
Baltimore, Indianapolis and New Orleans made up the rest of the Top Five, followed by Fremont, Calif., New York, Detroit, Denver and Philadelphia.
Details on the study, including full methodology and rankings, are available here.