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25 Highest paying occupations for women by gender shares of employment, 2014 annual averages.

Occupations

Women as a percentage of total employed in the occupation*

Men as a percentage of total employed in the occupation*

Total, full-time wage and salary workers

46.9%

53.1%

Pharmacists

56.3%

43.7%

Nurse practitioners

91.5%

8.5%

Lawyers

32.9%

67.1%

Chief executives

26.3%

73.7%

Computer and information systems managers

26.7%

73.3%

Software developers, applications and systems software

19.8%

80.2%

Physical therapists

69.8%

30.2%

Human resources managers

74.4%

25.6%

Purchasing managers

42.6%

57.4%

Civil engineers

16.5%

83.5%

Physical scientists, all other

37.6%

62.4%

Computer systems analysts

34.2%

65.8%

Computer programmers

21.4%

78.6%

Physicians and surgeons

36.7%

63.3%

Management analysts

41.3%

58.7%

Operations research analysts

55.4%

44.6%

Financial analysts

40.5%

59.5%

Medical and health services managers

71.8%

28.2%

Psychologists

71.9%

28.1%

Education administrators

63.3%

36.7%

Managers, all other

33.3%

66.7%

Marketing and sales managers

46.1%

53.9%

Postsecondary teachers

50.2%

49.8%

Medical scientists

52.5%

47.5%

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists

52.5%

47.5%

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 women employed full-time.
- *Women as a percentage of total employed are 2014 annual averages for all people employed (including part-time and self-employed).
- Nontraditional occupations = women represent 25 percent or less of total employed.
- Traditional occupations = women represent 75 percent or more of total employed.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey