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20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women
2010 Annual Averages
(employment in thousands)

Occupation

Total, 16 years and older of all employed women; Total Employed Women, 65,638; Total employed men and women, 139,064; Percent Women, 47.2; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $669

Secretaries and administrative assistants; Total Employed Women, 2,962; Total employed men and women, 3,082; Percent Women, 96.1; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $657

Registered nurses; Total Employed Women, 2,590; Total employed men and women, 2,843; Percent Women, 91.1; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $1,039

Elementary and middle school teachers; Total Employed Women, 2,301; Total employed men and women, 2,813; Percent Women, 81.8; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $931

Cashiers; Total Employed Women, 2,291, Total employed men and women, 3,109; Percent Women, 73.7; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $366

Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides; Total Employed Women, 1,700; Total employed men and women, 1,928; Percent Women, 88.2; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $427

Retail salesperson; Total Employed Women, 1,705; Total employed men and women, 3,286; Percent Women, 51.9; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $421

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers; Total Employed Women, 1,375 Total employed men and women, 3,132; Percent Women, 43.9; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $578

Waiters and waitresses; Total Employed Women, 1,470 Total employed men and women, 2,067; Percent Women, 71.1; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $381

Maids and housekeeping cleaners; Total Employed Women, 1,252 Total employed men and women, 1,407; Percent Women, 89.0; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $376

Customers service representatives; Total Employed Women, 1,263 Total employed men and women, 1,896; Percent Women, 66.6; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $586

Childcare workers; Total Employed Women, 1,181, Total employed men and women, 1,247; Percent Women, 94.7; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $398

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks; Total Employed Women, 1,179, Total employed men and women, 1,297; Percent Women, 90.9; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $628

Receptionist and information clerks; Total Employed Women, 1,187, Total employed men and women, 1,281; Percent Women, 92.7; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $529

First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support; Total Employed Women, 1,035, Total employed men and women, 1,507; Percent Women, 68.7; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $726

Managers, all other; Total Employed Women, 1,014, Total employed men and women, 2,898; Percent Women, 35.0; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $1,045

Accountants and auditors; Total Employed Women, 989, Total employed men and women, 1,646; Percent Women, 60.1; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $953

Teachers assistants; Total Employed Women, 893, Total employed men and women, 966; Percent Women, 92.4; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $485

Personal and home care aides; Total Employed Women, 838, Total employed men and women, 973; Percent Women, 86.1; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $405

Office clerks, general; Total Employed Women, 837, Total employed men and women, 994; Percent Women, 84.2; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $597

Cooks; Total Employed Women, 790, Total employed men and women, 1,951; Percent Women, 40.5; Women’s Median Weekly Earnings, $381

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