The 20 Best-Paying Jobs For Women In 2015

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    April 20, 2015
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Careers in science, engineering, and healthcare dominate the best-paying jobs for women this year.

This is an analyze from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It tracks the median weekly earning of fulltime wage and salary workers. For this article the tracking was from 2014, by gender occupation and excluding occupations that employed less than 2.000 women last year.

No. 1 Sales Engineer

Median weekly earnings: $2,586
Approximate median annual earnings: $134,472
Women as percentage of the profession: 5%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 136%

No. 2 Miscellaneous Math And Science Occupations

Median weekly earnings: $2,479
Approximate median annual earnings: $128,908
Women as percentage of the profession: 67%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 86%

No. 3 Astronomer & Physicist

Median weekly earnings: $2,284
Approximate median annual earnings: $118,768
Women as percentage of the profession: 25%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 87%

No. 4 Nurse Anesthetist

Median weekly earnings: $2,201
Approximate median annual earnings: $114,452
Women as percentage of the profession: 63%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 81%

No. 5 Petroleum Engineer

Median weekly earnings: $2,019
Approximate median annual earnings: $104,988
Women as percentage of the profession: 25%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 106%

No. 6 Pharmacist

Median weekly earnings: $1,902
Approximate median annual earnings: $98,904
Women as percentage of the profession: 52%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 87%

No. 7 Upholsterer

Median weekly earnings: $1,834
Approximate median annual earnings: $95,368
Women as percentage of the profession: 9%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 314%

No. 8 Helper, Construction Trades

Median weekly earnings: $1,779
Approximate median annual earnings: $92,508
Women as percentage of the profession: 4%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 286%

No. 9 Nuclear Technician

Median weekly earnings: $1,754
Approximate median annual earnings: $91,208
Women as percentage of the profession: 100%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: N/A

No. 10 Architectural & Engineering Managers

Median weekly earnings: $1,734
Approximate median annual earnings: $90,168
Women as percentage of the profession: 6%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 88%

No. 11 Electrical & Electronics Engineer

Median weekly earnings: $1,729
Approximate median annual earnings: $89,908
Women as percentage of the profession: 11%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 110%

No. 12 Economist

Median weekly earnings: $1,696
Approximate median annual earnings: $88,192
Women as percentage of the profession: 44%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 89%

No. 13 Nurse Practitioner

Median weekly earnings: $1,682
Approximate median annual earnings: $87,464
Women as percentage of the profession: 90%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 90%

No. 14 Lawyer

Median weekly earnings: $1,590
Approximate median annual earnings: $82,680
Women as percentage of the profession: 34%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 83%

No. 15 Chief Executive

Median weekly earnings: $1,572
Approximate median annual earnings: $81,744
Women as percentage of the profession: 26%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 70%

No. 16 Aerospace Engineer

Median weekly earnings: $1,547
Approximate median annual earnings: $80,444
Women as percentage of the profession: 15%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 90%

No. 17 Sociologist

Median weekly earnings: $1,536
Approximate median annual earnings: $79,872
Women as percentage of the profession: 80%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: $140

No. 18 Computer And Information Systems Manager

Median weekly earnings: $1,529
Approximate median annual earnings: $79,508
Women as percentage of the profession: 27%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 87%

No. 19 Natural Sciences Manager

Median weekly earnings: $1,522
Approximate median annual earnings: $79,144
Women as percentage of the profession: 56%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 78%

No. 20 Aircraft Mechanic & Service Technician

Median weekly earnings: $1,520
Approximate median annual earnings: $79,040
Women as percentage of the profession: 3%
Earnings as percentage of men’s earnings: 143%

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