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25 Highest paying occupations for women by median weekly earnings, 2014 annual averages

Occupations

Women's median weekly earnings

Men's median weekly earnings

Women's earnings as a percentage of men's

Total, full-time wage and salary workers

$719

$871

82.5%

Pharmacists

$1,902

$2,176

87.4%

Nurse practitioners

$1,682

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Lawyers

$1,590

$1,915

83.0%

Chief executives

$1,572

$2,246

70.0%

Computer and information systems managers

$1,529

$1,763

86.7%

Software developers, applications and systems software

$1,457

$1,736

83.9%

Physical therapists

$1,307

$1,478

88.4%

Human resources managers

$1,300

$1,827

71.2%

Purchasing managers

$1,276

$1,366

93.4%

Civil engineers

$1,275

$1,406

90.7%

Physical scientists, all other

$1,262

$1,547

81.6%

Computer systems analysts

$1,259

$1,460

86.2%

Computer programmers

$1,253

$1,447

86.6%

Physicians and surgeons

$1,246

$2,002

62.2%

Management analysts

$1,239

$1,665

74.4%

Operations research analysts

$1,233

$1,457

84.6%

Financial analysts

$1,224

$1,493

82.0%

Medical and health services managers

$1,215

$1,448

83.9%

Psychologists

$1,212

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Education administrators

$1,171

$1,439

81.4%

Managers, all other

$1,153

$1,412

81.7%

Marketing and sales managers

$1,150

$1,624

70.8%

Postsecondary teachers

$1,143

$1,409

81.1%

Medical scientists

$1,141

$1,449

78.7%

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists

$1,141

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Notes:
- Occupations were selected based on median weekly earnings of female full-time workers, among occupations with a sample size of at least 50,000 women employed full-time.
- Dash indicates no data available or base is less than 50,000.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey