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25 Highest paying occupations by number of people employed, 2014 annual averages

Occupations

Number of women employed full-time
(in thousands)

Number of men employed full-time
(in thousands)

Total, full-time wage and salary workers

47,076

59,450

Chief executives

283

795

Pharmacists

111

103

Architectural and engineering managers

7

103

Dentists

22

38

Lawyers

251

486

Computer hardware engineers

9

70

Computer and information systems managers

169

453

Software developers, applications and systems software

224

917

Nurse practitioners

90

9

Physicians and surgeons

284

475

Aerospace engineers

22

121

Computer network architects

15

111

Physician assistants

49

22

Electrical and electronics engineers

29

242

Database administrators

25

76

Management analysts

229

322

Chemical engineers

11

64

Engineers, all other

44

317

Physical scientists, all other

63

116

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

2

54

Financial analysts

93

133

Mechanical engineers

27

259

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

7

106

Information security analysts

8

47

Computer programmers

84

354

Notes:
- Occupations were selected based on median weekly earnings of full-time workers (both sexes combined), among occupations with a sample size of at least 50,000 people employed full-time.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey