Skip to main content

Why St. Paul is one of the top U.S. cities for women in tech jobs

The gender gap isn't nearly as wide as other cities and industries.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

What's happening? 

St. Paul has been ranked as one of the best cities in the country for tech jobs for women.

SmartAsset ranked cities using several factors when looking at STEM (science, technology, engineer and maths) opportunities for women in America – and St. Paul came in joint-6th place.

Cities were ranked based on the gender pay gap in tech, income after housing costs, tech jobs filled by women and four-year employment growth.

Why did St. Paul rank so high?

St. Paul is a great place for women in tech in large part because opportunities are growing faster than any other city.

In the four years between 2013 and 2016, tech jobs grew in St. Paul by 41 percent.

The city is home to some major tech and financial employers, including Ecolab, Securian Financial Group and Lawson Software.

SmartAsset found that women accounted for 26.4 percent of tech jobs in St. Paul – above the national average of 25.9 percent – while earnings after housing costs is just a shade under $50,000.

The pay gap between men and women isn't one of the best in the top 15 cities, but at 89 percent, is still ahead of the 84 percent average across tech jobs in the U.S.

This means that for every $1 a man makes in median earnings, a woman makes $0.89.

CNBC has broken down the pay gap in STEM jobs by race in this report from last year, showing that white men get higher salaries than any other gender or race.

The best city for tech in the U.S. is Washington D.C., where women comprise 38.5 percent of tech positions, while Kansas City is the only city in the top 15 where women get paid more on average than men.

Next Up

RogerEbnetMugshotYellowStone

Charges: Minnesota elementary school teacher sexually assaulted 3 boys

The incidents were captured on video taken inside an elementary school classroom.

Police tape

Person shot by police in St. Paul Monday evening

It happened around 6:10 p.m. on the city's East Side.

Kollie Jr.

Woman killed in Moorhead identified as suspect's mother

An appeal has been issued to find the suspect's vehicle, which remains missing.

Hamilton

Ticket details released for 5-week run of 'Hamilton' in Minneapolis

The tour of the production has been delayed twice due to the pandemic.

GummiesDeathByGummyBears

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy files lawsuit against 3 THC edible retailers

The board has received 46 complaints in the past four months regarding the products.

Screen Shot 2022-12-05 at 2.53.55 PM

ATF now investigating fire at Lyndale Avenue apartment building

It was the second fire at a vacant building owned by the same landlord that was being used by squatters in the past few months.

FB_IMG_1668547011137

Let the good times roll

Minnesota Roller Derby is back!

StumpysGoogleMaps

Beloved restaurant in southeastern MN to close after 40 years

A final night of celebrations is scheduled for Dec. 17.

PrinsburgGoogle

MN town shelves ordinance allowing residents to sue abortion providers

Attorney General Keith Ellison advised the town to not go forward with the ordinance.

Spring Street Tavern

Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified

The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.

Related

Roseville food company fined for paying women less than men

They were paying men more for doing the same job as women.

St. Paul announces plans for (eventual) $15 minimum wage

It'll follow Minneapolis in passing a $15 wage ordinance.

Male Uber drivers earn more than women, but it's nothing to do with discrimination

The study has found a surprising 7 percent pay gap in Uber payouts to drivers.

Wells Fargo announces it will cut 10 percent of its workforce

The bank has seen its reputation tank in recent years.

1024px-Regis_Salon_Briarwood

Regis Corp. announces 290 job cuts across U.S., Canada

The Minneapolis-based company has been making major changes to its business model.

US Bank, U.S. Bank

Job cuts coming to U.S. Bank branches, offices

The Minneapolis-based bank is currently amidst a cull of its branches.