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Juggling parenthood and a career is never easy — but according to a new study, where you live can have an effect on a working mom’s career. Find out if your state ranks in the top ten best states for working moms below.

In the study conducted by WalletHub, three main factors went into determining the best states for working moms, including the number of professional opportunities, gender gap pay, and the quality and cost of child care available. Within those categories they assessed each state based on 13 specific metrics, like pediatricians per capita, school ratings, median women’s salary, and length of commute, among others. With data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Partnership for Women & Families, and several other studies and research organizations, WalletHub ranked each state based on the metrics.

Based on WalletHub’s findings here are the top 10 states for working women:

  1. Vermont
  2. Minnesota
  3. New Jersey
  4. Delaware
  5. Connecticut
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Maine
  8. Rhode Island
  9. New York
  10. Illinois

If you didn’t make the top ten, scroll over the interactive map below from WalletHub to see where your state stacks up.

Where does your state rank in this study? Share your thoughts in the comments.