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20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women
Full-time Wage and Salary Workers
2003 Annual Averages

(Employment in thousands)

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    Total   Women’s
  Total Employed   Median
  Employed (Men and Percent Weekly
Occupation Women Women) Women Earnings
         
Total, 16 years and older        
(all employed women, full time        
wage and salary workers) 44,076 100,302 43.9 $552
         
Secretaries and administrative assistants 2,692 2,794 96.3 531
Elementary and middle school teachers 1,780 2,208 80.6 757
Registered nurses 1,650 1,829 90.2 887
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides 1,144 1,285 89 372
Cashiers 1,040 1,378 75.5 315
Customer service representatives 1,038 1,503 69.1 503
First-line supervisors/managers of        
   office and administrative support 984 1,450 67.9 609
First-line supervisors/managers        
   of retail sales workers 938 2,259 41.5 496
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 894 978 91.4 512
Receptionists and information clerks 831 892 93.2 446
Accountants and auditors 784 1,344 58.3 756
Retail salespersons 765 1,840 41.6 382
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 682 806 84.6 317
Secondary school teachers 540 1,009 53.5 824
Waiters and waitresses 528 775 68.1 318
Teacher assistants 527 580 90.9 344
Office clerks, general 511 610 83.8 502
Financial managers 491 952 51.6 823
Preschool and kindergarten teachers 476 484 98.3 493
Cooks 452 1,149 39.3 317

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Annual Averages 2003.