Get Paid: Top 20 Paying Careers for Women
Posted 3/7/2013 12:00:00 PM

It is Women's History Month and one area women make history is in different career paths. However, despite the 50-year anniversary of the Equal Pay Act this year, women continue to earn less than men across most job functions, says Forbes writer Jenna Gordeau. Though I know we are all shaking our heads – especially since more women go on to earn degrees beyond a bachelors – there are fields that fit us quite well. Forbes writer Jenna Gordeau presents the top 20 paying fields of 2013 for women. Check it out:

 

No. 1: Pharmacists

Median weekly earnings: $1,871

Approximate median yearly earnings: $97,500

Women as percentage of the profession: 52%

Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 100%

 

*Based on full-time wage and salary workers in 2012, the latest data available, as tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

No. 2: Chief Executives

Median weekly earnings: $1,730

Approximate median yearly earnings: $90,000

Women as percentage of the profession: 26%

Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 76%

 

No. 3: Lawyers

Median weekly earnings: $1,636

Approximate median yearly earnings: $85,000

Women as percentage of the profession: 33%

Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 80%

 

No. 4: Nurse Practitioners

Median weekly earnings: $1,530

Approximate median yearly earnings: $79,500

Women as percentage of the profession: 84%

Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: Data Unavailable

 

No. 5: Computer and Information Systems Managers

Median weekly earnings: $1,527

Approximate median yearly earnings: $79,500

Women as percentage of the profession: 26%

Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 88%

 

 

No. 6: Physicians and Surgeons

Median weekly earnings: $1,418

Approximate median yearly earnings: $74,000

Women as percentage of the profession: 35%

Earnings as percentage of men's earnings: 68%

 

 

No. 7: Physician Assistants

Median weekly earnings: $1,364

Approximate median yearly earnings: $71,000

Women as percentage of the profession: 69%

Earnings as percentage of men's earnings: data unavailable

 

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Posted By: Julee Jonez  

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