You Don't Live in Washington, D.C.
Forbes.com recently ranked the top 20 cities where women earn the most, based on data from the 2011 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. Washington, D.C.; San Jose, California; and Bridgeport, Connecticut, top the list. (Disappointingly, there are only four communities in which women earn equal to or more than men: Key West, Florida; Madera, California; Fort Payne, Alabama; and Sebring, Florida.) The list suggests that if you are looking to relocate, consider going to an urban center with a high concentration of top-rated universities and professional jobs requiring highly developed skills; both factors push up the earnings of the women who live in such a place.