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20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women
Full-time Wages and Salary Workers
2002 Annual Average

(Employment in thousands)



Occupations


Total, 16 years and older (all employed women, full time wages and salary workers): Total Employed Women = 43,773; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 100,204; Percent Women = 43.7; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $530

Retail and personal sales workers, including cashiers: Total Employed Women = 1,907; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 3,519; Percent Women = 54.1; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $326

Secretaries: Total Employed Women = 1,709; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,732; Percent Women = 98.7; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $496

Elementary school teachers: Total Employed Women = 1,677; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 2,039; Percent Women = 82.2; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $750

Registered nurses: Total Employed Women = 1,597; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,737; Percent Women = 91.9; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $870

Nursing aid, orderlies, and attendants: Total Employed Women = 1,434; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,603; Percent Women = 89.5; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $367

Sales supervisors and proprietors: Total Employed Women = 1,313; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 3,301; Percent Women = 39.8; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $507

Cashiers: Total Employed Women = 1,036; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,387; Percent Women = 74.7; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $307

Bookkeepers, accounting, and auditing clerks: Total Employed Women = 928; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,011; Percent Women = 91.8; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $500

Accountants and auditors: Total Employed Women = 851; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,424; Percent Women = 59.8; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $734

Investigators and adjusters, except insurance: Total Employed Women = 723; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 972; Percent Women = 74.4; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $495

Receptionists: Total Employed Women = 688; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 709; Percent Women = 97.0; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $429

Secondary school teachers: Total Employed Women = 639; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,135; Percent Women = 56.3; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $767

Mangers, medicine and health: Total Employed Women = 549; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 714; Percent Women = 76.9; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $750

Social workers: Total Employed Women = 553; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 753; Percent Women = 73.4; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $632

Managers, food serving and lodging establishments: Total Employed Women = 487; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,031; Percent Women = 47.2; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $517

Cooks, except short order: Total Employed Women = 486; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,395; Percent Women = 34.8; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $303

General Office clerks: Total Employed Women = 486; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 579; Percent Women = 83.4; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $474

Janitors and cleaners: Total Employed Women = 471; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 1,548; Percent Women = 30.4; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $336

Administrators, education and related fields: Total Employed Women = 453; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 727; Percent Women = 62.3; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $832

Waiters and waitresses: Total Employed Women = 441; Total Employed (Men and Women) = 624; Percent Women = 70.7; Women's Median Usual Weekly Earnings = $311

(1) Median not available where base is less than 50,000 male workers.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Annual Average 2002.