Southwest Florida is becoming a must-be place for working women.
A business.org study shows Lee and Collier counties are among the top-paying areas for women in the nation. In the Naples area, the median income for men is more than $43,000, but women aren’t too far behind, coming in at more than $39,000.
This means women are earning around 90 cents on the dollar compared to men. The same ratio goes for women in the Fort Myers area, and in Punta Gorda, where women earn 89% of what their male counterparts make.
CareerSource Southwest Florida attributes the area’s lower gender pay gap to the strength of the health care and tourism industries, but there’s still room for improvement.