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20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women
2009 Annual Averages
(employment in thousands)
   
Total
Women’s
Total
Employed
Median
Employed
(Men and
Percent
Weekly
Occupation
Women
Women)
Women
Earnings
Total, 16 years and older
(all employed women) 66,208     139,877      47.4       $657       
         
Secretaries and administrative assistants 3,074      3,176      96.8       619       
Registered nurses 2,612      2,839      92.0       1,035       
Elementary and middle school teachers 2,343      2,862      81.9       891       
Cashiers 2,273      3,056      74.4       361       
Nursing, psychiatric, and
    home health aides 1,770      2,002      88.5       430       
Retail salespersons 1,650      3,182      51.9       443       
First-line supervisors/managers
    of retail sales workers 1,459      3,311      44.1       597       
Waiters and waitresses 1,434      2,005      71.6       363       
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,282      1,428      89.8       371       
Customer service representatives 1,263      1,862      67.9       587       
Childcare workers 1,228      1,292      95.1       364       
Bookkeeping, accounting, and
    auditing clerks 1,205      1,306      92.3       627       
Receptionists and information clerks 1,168      1,277      91.5       516       
First-line supervisors/managers of
    office and administrative support 1,163      1,632      71.3       705       
Managers, all others 1,106      3,249      34.1       1,037       
Accountants and auditors 1,084      1,754      61.8       902       
Teacher assistants 921      1,006      91.6       474       
Cooks 831      2004      41.5       371       
Office clerks, general 821      1,002      82.0       594       
Personal and home care aides 789      926      85.2       406       

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Annual Averages 2009.