Percentage of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workers who are women

 

 

Note: STEM occupations are classified according to the Standard Occupational Classification STEM recommendations for presentation of government data available at: https://www.bls.gov/soc/Attachment_C_STEM_2018.pdf Source: U.S. Census Bureau, decennial census 1970-2000 and American Community Survey public use microdata 2010 and 2019. Graphic by the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
Percentage of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workers who are women
Year STEM (percent women) Engineers (percent women) Computer occupations (percent women) Mathematics occupations (percent women) Life and physical scientists (percent women) Social scientists (percent women)
1970 7 3 15 15 14 17
1980 14 8 26 36 21 36
1990 23 12 34 41 27 51
2000 25 12 30 44 33 48
2010 26 14 27 47 39 56
2019 27 15 26 47 45 61