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Statistics show that women make 77.4 percent of a man's salary, according to 24/7 Wall Street. That's an improvement from 58.9 percent in 1963. Business news site 24/7 Wall Street compared median incomes for the past 12 months, for both men and women, in the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country. The following is a list of the worst-paying metropolitan areas, according to the 24/7 Wall Street findings.

10 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
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Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 72.6%
Median income for men: $51,124
Median income for women: $37,101

The city of Palm Bay has such a low pay for women because most of the businesses in the area are in the manufacturers of durable goods sector, which is known for underpaying women.

9 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania-New Jersey
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Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 72.6%
Median income for men: $53,608
Median income for women: $38,890

The largest employers in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area are in the nondurable goods and health services and social assistance industries. Women in these two sectors make 73.8 percent and 71.8 percent less than men earn on average, respectively.

8 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
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Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 72.4%
Median income for men: $44,908
Median income for women: $32,514

This area is well known for its forest products industry, which falls into the nondurable goods sector where women make 74 percent of what men do. Boise's technology sector is now the biggest in the area, which falls under durable goods. Women make 75 percent of mens' wages in the durable goods sector.

7 Chattanooga, Tennessee-Georgia
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Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 72.4%
Median income for men: $45,273
Median income for women: $32,753

The Chattanooga area has a fairly large manufacturing industry of durable and nondurable goods. both industries have large pay inequalities.

6 Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 72.1%
Median income for men: $50,101
Median income for women: $36,126

The city's two biggest employers are in the health care and social assistance sector, which pays women about 71.8 percent of what men earn.

5 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
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Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 71.8%
Median income for men: $70,605
Median income for women: $50,714

This metropolitan area boasts a median household income of $74,831, making it one of the wealthiest areas in the country. Health care dominates the area in employment but is the reason why there is a gender pay gap.

4 Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia, South Carolina
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Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 70.6%
Median income for men: $46,648
Median income for women: $32,926

The biggest sectors in this area are manufacturing and health care. These two industries tend to pay men more than women.

3 Toledo, Ohio
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Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 70.0%
Median income for men: $49,739
Median income for women: $34,817

The Toledo area's biggest employers are manufacturing, health services and education, all of which sway toward paying men more than women.

2 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
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Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 64.4%
Median income for men: $51,766
Median income for women: $33,331

The biggest sectors in the Ogden-Clearfield area are government, education and manufacturing. Public administration and manufacturing sectors are notorious for being imbalanced sectors. Overall, the state of Utah ranks third-worst in the county in pay equality.

1 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Women’s pay as pct. of men’s: 63.4%
Median income for men: $51,103
Median income for women: $32,385

The Baton Rouge economy leans towards the industrial sector. It operates primarily in construction and durable goods, which have some of the worst pay gaps.