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20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women
2010 Annual Averages
(employment in thousands)
   
Total
Women’s
Total
Employed
Median
Employed
(Men and
Percent
Weekly
Occupation
Women
Women)
Women
Earnings
Total, 16 years and older
(all employed women) 65,638     139,064      47.2%    $669       
         
Secretaries and administrative assistants 2,962      3,082      96.1       657       
Registered nurses 2,590      2,843      91.1       1,039       
Elementary and middle school teachers 2,301      2,813      81.8       931       
Cashiers 2,291      3,109      73.7       366       
Retail salespersons 1,705      3,286      51.9       421       
Nursing, psychiatric, and
    home health aides 1,700      1,928      88.2       427       
Waiters and waitresses 1,470      2,067      71.1       381       
First-line supervisors/managers
    of retail sales workers 1,375      3,132      43.9       578       
Customer service representatives 1,263      1,896      66.6       586       
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,252      1,407      89.0       376       
Receptionists and information clerks 1,187      1,281      92.7       529       
Childcare workers 1,181      1,247      94.7       398       
Bookkeeping, accounting, and
    auditing clerks 1,179      1,297      90.9       628       
First-line supervisors/managers of
    office and administrative support 1,035      1,507      68.7       726       
Managers, all others 1,014      2,898      35.0       1,045       
Accountants and auditors 989      1,646      60.1       953       
Teacher assistants 893      966      92.4       485       
Personal and home care aides 838      973      86.1       405       
Office clerks, general 837      994      84.2       597       
Cooks 790      1,951      40.5       381       

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