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Nontraditional Occupations of Employed Women in 2007
Full-time Wage and Salary Workers
2007 Annual Averages
(Employment in thousands)

 

Occupations

Dishwashers: Employed Both Sexes = 281; Employed Female = 70; Percent Female = 24.8

Architects, except naval: Employed Both Sexes = 240; Employed Female = 59; Percent Female = 24.7

Computer programmers: Employed Both Sexes = 526; Employed Female = 130; Percent Female = 24.7

Announcers: Employed Both Sexes = 51; Employed Female = 12; Percent Female = 24.4

Cutting workers: Employed Both Sexes = 94; Employed Female = 23; Percent Female = 24.4

Detectives and criminal investigators: Employed Both Sexes = 135; Employed Female = 31; Percent Female = 23.2

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers: Employed Both Sexes = 891; Employed Female = 207; Percent Female = 23.2

Farm, ranch and other agricultural managers: Employed Both Sexes = 204; Employed Female = 46; Percent Female = 22.5

Engineering technicians, except drafters: Employed Both Sexes = 420; Employed Female = 94; Percent Female = 22.4

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic: Employed Both Sexes = 118; Employed Female = 25; Percent Female = 21.6

Chemical engineers: Employed Both Sexes = 75; Employed Female = 16; Percent Female = 21.2

Computer software engineers: Employed Both Sexes = 907; Employed Female = 189; Percent Female = 20.8

Chefs and head cooks: Employed Both Sexes = 345; Employed Female = 71; Percent Female = 20.6

Drafters: Employed Both Sexes = 187; Employed Female = 38; Percent Female = 20.6

Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers: Employed Both Sexes = 225; Employed Female = 46; Percent Female = 20.3

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers: Employed Both Sexes = 941; Employed Female = 183; Percent Female = 19.4

Miscellaneous agricultural workers: Employed Both Sexes = 683; Employed Female = 132; Percent Female = 19.3

Laborers and freight stock, and material movers, hand: Employed Both Sexes = 1,877; Employed Female = 349; Percent Female = 18.6

Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic: Employed Both Sexes = 75; Employed Female = 14; Percent Female = 18.1

Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers: Employed Both Sexes = 61; Employed Female = 11; Percent Female = 17.6

Industrial engineers, including health and safety: Employed Both Sexes = 161; Employed Female = 28; Percent Female = 17.5

Parts salespersons: Employed Both Sexes = 132; Employed Female = 23; Percent Female = 17.4

Parting machine operators: Employed Both Sexes = 222; Employed Female = 38; Percent Female = 17.2

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers: Employed Both Sexes = 260; Employed Female = 45; Percent Female = 17.2

Chiropractors: Employed Both Sexes = 62; Employed Female= 10; Percent Female = 16.8

Industrial production managers: Employed Both Sexes = 264; Employed Female = 44; Percent Female = 16.7

Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges: Employed Both Sexes = 60; Employed Female = 10; Percent Female = 16.7

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs: Employed Both Sexes = 333; Employed Female = 51; Percent Female = 15.4

Cost estimators: Employed Both Sexes = 115; Employed Female = 18; Percent Female = 15.4

Parking lot attendants: Employed Both Sexes = 90; Employed Female = 14; Percent Female = 15.4

Couriers and messengers: Employed Both Sexes = 254; Employed Female = 38; Percent Female = 15.1

Clergy: Employed Both Sexes = 422; Employed Female = 64; Percent Female = 15.1

Upholsterers: Employed Both Sexes = 53; Employed Female = 8; Percent Female = 14.9

Radio and telecommunications equipment and installers repairers: Employed Both Sexes = 203; Employed Female = 30; Percent Female = 14.8

Network and computer systems administrators: Employed Both Sexes = 214; Employed Female = 31; Percent Female = 14.7

First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives: Employed Both Sexes = 116; Employed Female = 17; Percent Female = 14.5

Police and sheriff’s patrol officers: Employed Both Sexes = 669; Employed Female = 92; Percent Female = 13.7

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setter, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic: Employed Both Sexes = 55; Employed Female = 7; Percent Female = 13.2

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment: Employed Both Sexes = 326; Employed Female = 42; Percent Female = 13.0

Precision instrument and equipment repairers: Employed Both Sexes = Employed Both Sexes = 58; Employed Female = 7; Percent Female = 12.6

Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers: Employed Both Sexes = 118; Employed Female = 15; Percent Female = 12.5

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators: Employed Both Sexes = 89; Employed Female = 10; Percent Female = 11.6

Civil engineers: Employed Both Sexes = 382; Employed Female = 44; Percent Female = 11.5

Painting workers: Employed Both Sexes = 193; Employed Female = 21; Percent Female = 11.0

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers: Employed Both Sexes = 318; Employed Female = 34; Percent Female = 10.6

Aerospace engineers: Employed Both Sexes = 123; Employed Female = 13; Percent Female = 10.5

Surveying and mapping technicians: Employed Both Sexes = 92; Employed Female = 10; Percent Female = 10.5

Engineers, all others: Employed Both Sexes = 349; Employed Female = 35; Percent Female = 10.0

Construction and building inspectors: Employed Both Sexes = 107; Employed Female = 11; Percent Female = 10.0

Computer hardware engineers: Employed Both Sexes = 79; Employed Female = 8; Percent Female = 9.6

First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers: Employed Both Sexes = 56; Employed Female = 5; Percent Female = 9.2

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood: Employed Both Sexes = 52; Employed Female = 5; Percent 9.1

Computer control programmers and operators: Employed Both Sexes = 55; Employed Female = 5; Percent Female = 8.7

Electrical and electronics engineers: Employed Both Sexes = 347; Employed Female = 30; Percent Female = 8.6

Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers: Employed Both Sexes = 198; Employed Female = 17; Percent Female = 8.5

Construction managers: Employed Both Sexes = 1,176; Employed Female = 95; Percent Female = 8.1

Engineering managers: Employed Both Sexes = 114; Employed Female = 9; Percent Female = 8.0

Telecommunications line installers and repairers: Employed Both Sexes = 227; Employed Female = 17; Percent Female = 7.5

Mechanical engineers: Employed Both Sexes = 296; Employed Female = 22; Percent Female = 7.3

Service station attendants: Employed Both Sexes = 90; Employed Female = 6; Percent Female = 7.0

Painters, construction and maintenance: Employed Both Sexes = 714; Employed Female = 49; Percent Female = 6.9

Refuse and recyclable material collectors: Employed Both Sexes = 79; Employed Female = 5; Percent Female = 6.4

Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters: Employed Both Sexes = 91; Employed Female = 6; Percent Female = 6.5

Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators: Employed Both Sexes = 72; Employed Female = 4; Percent Female = 6.2

Grounds maintenance workers: Employed Both Sexes = 1,332; Employed Female = 79; Percent Female 5.9

Industrial truck and tractor operators: Employed Both Sexes = 571; Employed Female = 34; Percent Female = 5.9

First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and grounds keeping workers: Employed Both Sexes = 234; Employed Female = 14; Percent Female = 5.9

Railroad conductors and yardmasters: Employed Both Sexes = 53; Employed Female = 3; Percent Female = 5.9

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers: Employed Both Sexes = 577; Employed Female = 32; Percent Female = 5.6

Motor vehicle operators, all others: Employed Both Sexes = 74; Employed Female = 4; Percent Female = 5.5

Locomotive engineers and operators: Employed Both Sexes = 52; Employed Female = 3; Percent Female = 5.5

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers: Employed Both Sexes = 330; Employed Female = 18; Percent Female = 5.4

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers: Employed Both Sexes = 3,460; Employed Female = 183; Percent Female = 5.3

Fire fighters: Employed Both Sexes = 288; Employed Female = 15; Percent Female 5.3

Machinists: Employed Both Sexes = 422; Employed Female = 22; Percent Female = 5.2

Home appliance repairers: Employed Both Sexes = 51; Employed Female = 2; Percent Female = 4.4

Aircraft pilots and flight attendants: Employed Both Sexes = 123; Employed Female = 5; Percent Female = 4.2

Helpers, construction trades: Employed Both Sexes = 117; Employed Female = 5; Percent Female = 4.2

Pest Control workers: Employed Both Sexes = 77; Employed Female = 3; Percent Female = 4.0

Other extraction workers: Employed Both Sexes = 50; Employed Female = 2; Percent Female = 4.0

Sheet metal workers: Employed Both Sexes = 143; Employed Female = 5; Percent Female = 3.7

Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers: Employed Both Sexes = 232; Employed Female 8; Percent Female = 3.6

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers: Employed Both Sexes = 918; Employed Female = 15; Percent Female = 3.2

Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics: Employed Both Sexes = 426; Employed Female = 14; Percent Female = 3.2

Maintenance and repair workers, general: Employed Both Sexes = 488; Employed Female = 15; Percent Female = 3.1

Construction laborers: Employed Both Sexes = 1,771; Employed Female = 48; Percent Female = 2.7

Operating engineers and other construction equipment: Employed Both Sexes = 411; Employed Female = 11; Percent Female = 2.7

Small engine mechanics: Employed Both Sexes = 68; Employed Female = 2; Percent Female = 2.5

Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers: Employed Both Sexes = 112; Employed Female = 2; Percent Female = 2.2

Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers: Employed Both Sexes = 88; Employed Female = 2; Percent Female = 2.2

Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators: Employed Both Sexes = 61; Employed Female = 1; Percent Female = 2.2

Carpet, floor, and tile installer and finishers: Employed Both Sexes = 258; Employed Female = 5; Percent Female = 2.1

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians: Employed Both Sexes = 126; Employed Female = 3; Percent Female = 2.1

Tool and die makers: Employed Both Sexes = 80; Employed Female = 2; Percent Female = 2.0

Carpenters: Employed Both Sexes = 1,824; Employed Female = 35; Percent Female = 1.9

Insulation workers: Employed Both Sexes = 52; Employed Female = 1; Percent Female = 1.9

Electricians: Employed Both Sexes = 912; Employed Female = 15; Percent Female = 1.7

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators: Employed Both Sexes = 451; Employed Female = 8; Percent Female = 1.7

Automotive body and related repairers: Employed Both Sexes = 155; Employed Female = 2; Percent Female = 1.6

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters: Employed Both Sexes = 697; Employed Female = 10; Percent Female = 1.5

Logging workers: Employed Both Sexes = 88; Employed Female = 10; Percent Female = 1.5

Electrical power-line installers and repairers: Employed Both Sexes = 103; Employed Female = 1; Percent Female = 1.4

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics: Employed Both Sexes = 226; Employed Female = 3; Percent Female = 1.3

Stationary engineers and boiler operators: Employed Both Sexes = 95; Employed Female = 1; Percent Female = 1.3

Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons: Employed Both Sexes = 233; Employed Female = 3; Percent Female = 1.2

Bus and truck mechanics and diese3l engine specialists: Employed Both Sexes = 365; Employed Female = 4; Percent Female = 1.1

Heating, air conditioning, refrigeration mechanics and installers = 403; Employed Female = 4; Percent Female = 0.9

Roofers: Employed Both Sexes = 269; Employed Female = 2; Percent Female = 0.9

Millwrights: Employed Both Sexes = 75; Employed Female = 0.7; Percent Female 0.9

Automotive service technicians and mechanics: Employed Both Sexes = 879; Employed Female = 6; Percent Female = 0.7

Maintenance workers, machinery: Employed Both Sexes = 55; Employed Female = 0.4; Percent Female = 0.7

Crane and tower operators: Employed Both Sexes = 61; Employed Female = 0.4; Percent Female = 0.6

Plasterers and stucco workers: Employed Both Sexes = 82; Employed Female = 0.5; Percent Female = 0.6

Highway maintenance workers: Employed Both Sexes = 109; Employed Female = 0.5; Percent Female = 0.5

Security and fire alarm systems installers: Employed Both Sexes = 64; Employed Female = 0.3; Percent Female = 0.4

Structural iron and steel workers: Employed Both Sexes = 88; Employed Female = 0.3; Percent Female = 0.4

Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers: Employed Both Sexes = 62; Employed Female = 0.2; Percent Female = 0.3

1 Nontraditional occupations are those in which women comprise 25 percent or less of total employed.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Annual Averages 2007.

Women's Bureau
April 2008