Occupations with the Lowest Median Earnings Among Women
Occupation Median earnings women
Disc jockeys, except radio 14,460
Dishwashers 20,566
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 20,632
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 20,853
Fast food and counter workers 21,331
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 21,533
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 21,564
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 21,723
Cashiers 22,032
Passenger attendants 22,090
Roofers 22,147
Other extraction workers 22,215
Cooks 22,228
Food cooking machine operators and tenders 22,280
Miscellaneous agricultural workers 22,308
Food preparation workers 22,324
Taxi drivers 22,458
Waiters and waitresses 22,598
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 22,613
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 22,681
Childcare workers 22,945
Telemarketers 22,974
Parking attendants 23,392
Teaching assistants 23,487
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers 23,675

Note: Full-time, year-round civilian employed 16 years and older.
Data: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2019
Graphic: U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau