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Nontraditional Occupations for Women in 2010
(Numbers in thousands)

Occupation

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing: Total Employed Women = 1,284; Total (Men and Women) = 321 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 25.0 percent

Farmers and ranchers:  Total Employed Women = 713; Total (Men and Women) = 175.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 24.6 percent

Architects, except naval:  Total Employed Women = 184; (Total Men and Women) = 44 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 24.4 percent

Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers:  Total Employed Women = 263; Total (Men and Women) = 61.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 23.4 percent

Cutting workers: Total Employed Women = 67; Total (Men and Women) = 15.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 23.2 percent

Detectives and criminal investigators:  Total Employed Women = 159; Total (Men and Women) = 36.2 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 22.8 percent

Computer Programmers:  Total Employed Women = 470; Total (Men and Women) = 103.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 22.0 percent

Printing machine operator:  Total Employed Women = 162; Total (Men and Women) = 34.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 21.5 percent

Drafters:  Total Employed Women = 143; Total (Men and Women) = 30.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 21.4 percent

Butchers and other meat, poultry and fish processing workers:  Total Employed Women = 331; Total (Men and Women) = 70.2 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 21.2 percent

Dishwashers: Total Employed Women = 246; Total (Men and Women) = 51.9 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 21.1 percent

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic:  Total Employed Women = 78; Total (Men and Women) = 16.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 21.1 percent

Computer software engineers:  Total Employed Women = 1,026; Total (Men and Women) = 214.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 20.9 percent

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers:  Total Employed Women = 993; Total (Men and Women) = 206.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 20.8 percent

Chiropractors:  Total Employed Women = 57; Total (Men and Women) = 11.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 20.2 percent

Industrial engineers:  Total Employed Women = 159; Total (Men and Women) = 31.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 20.0 percent

Chefs and head cooks:  Total Employed Women = 337; Total (Men and Women) = 64.0 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 19.0 percent

Miscellaneous agricultural workers:  Total Employed Women = 691; Total (Men and Women) = 129.9 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 18.8 percent

Metal workers and plastic workers, all other:  Total Employed Women = 337; Total (Men and Women) = 61.0 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 18.1 percent

First-line supervisors/managers of production & operating workers:  Total Employed Women = 702; Total (Men and Women) = 127.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 18.1 percent

Farm, ranch and other agricultural managers:  Total Employed Women = 237; Total (Men and Women) = 42.9 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 18.1 percent

Announcers:  Total Employed Women = 52; Total (Men and Women) = 9.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 18.0 percent

Barbers:  Total Employed Women = 96; Total (Men and Women) = 17.2 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 17.9 percent

Grounds maintenance workers:  Total Employed Women = 1,195; Total (Men and Women) = 69.3 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 5.8 percent

Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges:  Total Employed Women = 77; Total (Men and Women) = 13.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 17.9 percent

Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders:  Total Employed Women = 58; Total (Men and Women) = 10.3 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 17.7 percent

Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic:  Total Employed Women = 55; Total (Men and Women) = 9.7 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 17.6 percent

Clergy:  Total Employed Women = 429; Total (Men and Women) = 75.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 17.5 percent

Chemical engineers:  Total Employed Women = 63; Total (Men and Women) = 11.0 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 17.4 percent

Laborers and freight, stock and material movers hand:  Total Employed Women = 1,700; Total (Men and Women) = 295.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 17.4 percent

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers:  Total Employed Women = 278; Total (Men and Women) = 48.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 17.4 percent
Job printers:  Total Employed Women = 50; Total (Men and Women) = 8.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 17.3 percent

Network and computer systems administrators:  Total Employed Women = 229; Total (Men and Women) = 37.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 16.5 percent

Motor vehicle operators, all other:  Total Employed Women = 54; Total (Men and Women) = 8.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 15.8 percent

Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers:  Total Employed Women = 90; Total (Men and Women) = 14.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 15.7 percent

Couriers and messengers:  Total Employed Women = 270; Total (Men and Women) = 41.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 15.4 percent

First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives:  Total Employed Women = 103; Total (Men and Women) = 15.9 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 15.4 percent

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment:  Total Employed Women = 333; Total (Men and Women) = 49.9 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 15.0 percent

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs:  Total Employed Women = 390; Total (Men and Women) = 56.2 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 14.4 percent

Precision instrument and equipment repairers:  Total Employed Women = 73; Total (Men and Women) = 10.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 13.8 percent

Service station attendant:  Total Employed Women = 77; Total (Men and Women) = 10.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 13.0 percent

Police and sheriff’s patrol officers:  Total Employed Women = 714; Total (Men and Women) = 92.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 13.5 percent

Engineering technicians, except drafters:  Total Employed Women = 374; Total (Men and Women) = 49.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 13.2 percent

Engineers, all other:  Total Employed Women = 334; Total (Men and Women) = 43.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 12.9 percent

Parts salespersons:  Total Employed Women = 129; Total (Men and Women) = 16.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 12.5 percent

Cost estimators:  Total Employed Women = 115; Total (Men and Women) = 13.3 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 11.6 percent

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers:  Total Employed Women = 305; Total (Men and Women) = 33.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 11.0 percent

Surveying and mapping technicians:  Total Employed Women = 61; Total (Men and Women) =
6.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 10.9 percent

Aerospace engineers:  Total Employed Women = 126; Total (Men and Women) =
13.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 10.8 percent

Computer hardware engineers:  Total Employed Women = 70; Total (Men and Women) =
7.2 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 10.3 percent

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians & radio operators:  Total Employed Women = 102; Total (Men and Women) = 10.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 9.9 percent

Civil engineers:  Total Employed Women = 318; Total (Men and Women) = 30.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 9.7 percent

Radio and telecommunications equipment installers & repairers:  Total Employed Women = 166; Total (Men and Women) = 15.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 9.1 percent

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic:  Total Employed Women =  54; Total (Men and Women) =  4.9 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 9.0 percent

Construction and building inspectors:  Total Employed Women = 104; Total (Men and Women) = 9.0 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 8.7 percent

Material moving workers, all other:  Total Employed Women = 59; Total (Men and Women) = 5.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 8.7 percent

Home appliance repairers:  Total Employed Women = 53; Total (Men and Women) = 4.3 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 8.1 percent

Refuse and recyclable material collectors:  Total Employed Women = 80; Total (Men and Women) = 6.3 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 7.9 percent

Painting workers:  Total Employed Women = 139; Total (Men and Women) = 11.0 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 7.9 percent

Engineering managers:  Total Employed Women = 113; Total (Men and Women) = 8.7 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 7.7 percent

Electrical power-line installers and repairers:  Total Employed Women = 124; Total (Men and Women) = .5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = .4 percent

Telecommunication line installers and repairers:  Total Employed Women = 163; Total (Men and Women) = 12.2 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 7.5 percent

First-line supervisors, managers of landscaping, lawn service, and grounds keeping service:  Total Employed Women = 229; Total (Men and Women) = 16.7 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 7.3 percent

Electrical and electronic engineers:  Total Employed Women = 307; Total (Men and Women) = 22.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 7.2 percent

Painters, construction and maintenance:  Total Employed Women = 578; Total (Men and Women) = 41.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 7.2 percent

Television, video & motion picture camera operators and editors:  Total Employed Women = 54; Total (Men and Women) = 3.9 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 7.2 percent

Construction managers:  Total Employed Women = 1,083; Total (Men and Women) = 73.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 6.8 percent

Mechanical engineers:  Total Employed Women = 293; Total (Men and Women) = 19.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 6.7 percent

Railroad conductors and yardmasters:  Total Employed Women = 58; Total (Men and Women) = 3.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 6.5 percent

Fist-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, & repairers:  Total Employed Women = 381; Total (Men and Women) = 24.0 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 6.3 percent

Parking lot attendants:  Total Employed Women = 75; Total (Men and Women) = 4.7 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 6.3 percent

Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers:  Total Employed Women = 197; Total (Men and Women) = 12.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 6.3 percent

Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers:  Total Employed Women = 52; Total (Men and Women) = 3.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 6.0 percent

Industrial truck and tractor operators:  Total Employed Women = 499; Total (Men and Women) = 30.9 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 6.2 percent

Water and liquid waste treatment plant & system operators:  Total Employed Women = 77; Total (Men and Women) = 4.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 5.9 percent

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers:  Total Employed Women = 479; Total (Men and Women) = 25.9 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 5.4 percent

Aircraft pilots & flight engineers:  Total Employed Women = 110; Total (Men and Women) = 5.7 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 5.2 percent

Drivers/sales workers and truck drivers:  Total Employed Women = 3,028; Total (Men and Women) = 139.3 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 4.6 percent

Security and fire alarm systems installers:  Total Employed Women = 60; Total (Men and Women) = 2.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 4.4 percent

Sheet metal workers:  Total Employed Women = 108; Total (Men and Women) = 4.3 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 4.0 percent

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers:  Total Employed Women = 659; Total (Men and Women) = 25.7 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 3.9 percent

Machinists:  Total Employed Women = 408; Total (Men and Women) = 15.9 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 3.9 percent

Computer control programmers and operators:  Total Employed Women = 56; Total (Men and Women) = 2.2 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 3.9 percent

Maintenance and repair worker, general:  Total Employed Women = 347; Total (Men and Women) =   13.2 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 3.8 percent

Firefighters:  Total Employed Women = 301; Total (Men and Women) = 0.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 3.6 percent

Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics:  Total Employed Women = 447; Total (Men and Women) =   15.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 3.5 percent

Pest control workers:  Total Employed Women = 76; Total (Men and Women) = 2.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 3.3 percent

Helpers, construction trades:  Total Employed Women = 60; Total (Men and Women) = 2.0 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 3.3 percent

Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators:  Total Employed Women = 51; Total (Men and Women) = 1.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 3.2 percent

Mining machine operators:  Total Employed Women = 560; Total (Men and Women) = 1.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 3.0 percent

Maintenance and repair workers, general:  Total Employed Women = 347; Total (Men and Women) = 13.2 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 2.8 percent

Cabinet makers and bench operators:  Total Employed Women = 62; Total (Men and Women) = 1.7 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 2.8 percent

Construction laborers:  Total Employed Women = 1,267; Total (Men and Women) =  34.2 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 2.7 percent

Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers:  Total Employed Women = 171; Total (Men and Women) = 4.3 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 2.5 percent

Highway maintenance workers:  Total Employed Women = 110; Total (Men and Women) = 2.7 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 2.5 percent

Locomotive engineers and operators:  Total Employed Women = 57; Total (Men and Women) = 1.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 2.6 percent

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians:  Total Employed Women = 136; Total (Men and Women) = 3.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 2.3 percent

Small engine mechanics:  Total Employed Women = 57; Total (Men and Women) = 1.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 2.0 percent

Stationery engineers and boiler operators:  Total Employed Women = 91; Total (Men and Women) = 1.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 1.7 percent

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators:  Total Employed Women = 363; Total (Men and Women) = 5.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 1.5 percent

Electricians:  Total Employed Women = 691; Total (Men and Women) = 10.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 1.5 percent

Pipe layers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steam fitters:  Total Employed Women = 526; Total (Men and Women) = 7.9 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 1.5 percent

Carpenters:  Total Employed Women = 1,242; Total (Men and Women) = 17.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 1.4 percent

Other extraction workers:  Total Employed Women = 55; Total (Men and Women) = 0.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 1.4 percent

Automotive body and related repairers:  Total Employed Women = 168; Total (Men and Women) = 2.0 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 1.2 percent

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics:  Total Employed Women = 235; Total (Men and Women) = 2.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 1.2 percent

Logging workers:  Total Employed Women = 63; Total (Men and Women) = 0.7 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 1.1 percent

Roofers:  Total Employed Women = 214; Total (Men and Women) = 2.1 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 1.0 percent

Tool and die makers:  Total Employed Women = 68; Total (Men and Women) = 0.6 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 0.9 percent

Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers:  Total Employed Women = 99; Total (Men and Women) = 0.8 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 0.8 percent

Bus and truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists:  Total Employed Women = 339; Total (Men and Women) = 2.4 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 0.7 percent

Structural iron and rebar workers:  Total Employed Women = 59; Total (Men and Women) = 0.3 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 0.6 percent

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics, and installers:  Total Employed Women = 392; Total (Men and Women) = 2.3 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 0.6 percent

Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers:  Total Employed Women = 209; Total (Men and Women) = 1.0 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 0.5 percent

Electrical power line installers and repairers:  Total Employed Women = 124; Total (Men and Women) = 0.5 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 0.4 percent

Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers:  Total Employed Women = 88; Total (Men and Women) = 0.3 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 0.3 percent

Brick layers, block masons, and stone masons:  Total Employed Women = 88; Total (Men and Women) = 0.2 percent; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings = 0.1 percent

 

1Nontraditional occupations are those in which women comprise 25 percent or less of total employed.

2 Data not shown where total employed (both sexes) base is less 50,000.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Annual Averages 2010.

Women’s Bureau
August  2010