Mother's Day is this weekend, so how is it being a mom in Minnesota? Wallethub recently completed a study asking where is the best state for being a working mom. Minnesota, no surprise, is ranked #2 (Score: 61.93) in the study. The #BoldNorth was beaten out by the state of Vermont (Score: 64.79). WalletHub compared state dynamics across 15 key metrics to identify the Best & Worst States for Working Moms. Here is how Minnesota stacked up in the study!

Overall Rank
(1=Best)
State Total Score ‘Child Care’ Rank ‘Professional Opportunities’ Rank ‘Work-Life Balance’ Rank
1 Vermont 64.79 3 1 5
2 Minnesota 61.93 1 4 9
3 Massachusetts 58.29 2 16 14
4 District of Columbia 57.80 9 2 8
5 Connecticut 57.56 4 46 3
6 Rhode Island 57.40 19 24 1
7 Maine 54.00 14 6 10
8 New Jersey 53.56 7 36 13
9 Delaware 52.96 5 5 35
10 New York 51.95 26 17 7

Mom's don't always have it easy between the kids, their activities, their spouse and balancing work it can be difficult. So if you haven't done so yet, give mom a call and thank her for everything she has helped you out with and go and get her a gift for Mother's Day this weekend.

Below is how Minnesota stacked up in other areas.

Life as a Working Mom in Minnesota (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 9th – Day-Care Quality
  • 15th – Child-Care Costs (Adjusted for Median Women’s Salary)
  • 10th – Pediatricians per Capita
  • 19th – Gender Pay Gap (Women’s Earnings as % of Men’s)
  • 19th – Ratio of Female Executives to Male Executives
  • 1st – Median Women’s Salary (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 6th – Female Unemployment Rate
  • 12th – Parental-Leave Policy Score
  • 11th – Avg. Length of Woman’s Workday (in Hours)
  • 9th – % of Single-Mom Families in Poverty

Source: Wallethub.com