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

(Employment in thousands)



Occupations


Total, 16 yrs. and older (all employed women, full time wage and salary workers): Total Employed Women = 44,076; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 100,302; Percent Women = 43.9; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $552

Secretaries and administrative assistants: Total Employed Women =2,692; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 2,794; Percent Women = 96.3; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $531

Elementary and middle school teachers: Total Employed Women = 1,780; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 2,208; Percent Women = 80.6; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $757

Registered nurses: Total Employed Women = 1,650; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,829; Percent Women = 90.2; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $887

Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides: Total Employed Women = 1,144; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,285; Percent Women = 89.0; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $372

Cashiers: Total Employed Women = 1,040; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,378; Percent Women = 75.5; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $315

Customer service representatives: Total Employed Women = 1,038; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,503; Percent Women = 69.1; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $503

First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support: Total Employed Women = 984; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,450; Percent Women = 67.9; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $609

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers: Total Employed Women = 938; Total Employed (Men and Women) 2,259; Percent Women = 41.5; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $496

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks: Total Employed Women = 894; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 978; Percent Women 91.4; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $512

Receptionists and information clerks: Total Employed Women = 831; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 892; Percent Women = 93.2; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $446

Accountants and auditors: Total Employed Women = 784; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,344; Percent Women = 58.3; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $756

Retail salespersons: Total Employed Women = 765; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,840; Percent Women = 41.6; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $382

Maids and housekeeping cleaners: Total Employed Women = 682; Total Employed (Men and Women) 806; Percent Women = 84.6; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $317

Secondary school teachers: Total Employed Women = 540; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,009; Percent Women = 53.5; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $824

Waiters and waitresses: Total Employed Women = 528; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 775; Percent Women = 68.1; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $318

Teacher assistants: Total Employed Women = 527; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 580; Percent Women = 90.0; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $344

Office clerks, general: Total Employed Women = 511; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 610; Percent Women = 83.8; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $502

Financial managers: Total Employed Women - 491; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 952; Percent Women = 51.6; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $823

Preschool and kindergarten teachers: Total Employed Women = 476; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 484; Percent Women = 98.3; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $493

Cooks: Total Employed Women = 452; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,149; Percent Women = 39.3; Women's Median Weekly Earnings = $317

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