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)
StateTotal Score‘Child Care’ Rank‘Professional Opportunities’ Rank‘Work-Life Balance’ Rank
1Vermont64.79315
2Minnesota61.93149
3Massachusetts58.2921614
4District of Columbia57.80928
5Connecticut57.564463
6Rhode Island57.4019241
7Maine54.0014610
8New Jersey53.5673613
9Delaware52.965535
10New York51.9526177

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

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