Occupations with the Highest Median Earnings Among Women
Occupation Median earnings women
Radiologists 250,000
Emergency medicine physicians 239,068
Surgeons 222,197
Other physicians 185,183
Nurse anesthetists 171,149
Architectural and engineering managers 142,245
Dentists 140,040
Podiatrists 135,035
Petroleum engineers 126,712
Pharmacists 121,218
Wind turbine service technicians 120,672
Chief executives 120,635
Lawyers 115,257
Optometrists 108,797
Nurse midwives 106,529
Physician assistants 105,676
Nuclear engineers 105,182
Marine engineers and naval architects 103,672
Nurse practitioners 103,312
Economists 102,443
Computer and information research scientists 102,179
Computer and information systems managers 101,763
Chemical engineers 101,296
Software developers 101,266
Computer network architects 101,160

Note: Full-time, year-round civilian employed 16 years and older. Median earnings top coded at $250,000.
Data: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2019
Graphic: U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau