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25 Highest paying occupations for women 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

Pharmacists

111

103

Nurse practitioners

90

9

Lawyers

251

486

Chief executives

283

795

Computer and information systems managers

169

453

Software developers, applications and systems software

224

917

Physical therapists

118

74

Human resources managers

178

56

Purchasing managers

77

103

Civil engineers

53

263

Physical scientists, all other

63

116

Computer systems analysts

147

272

Computer programmers

84

354

Physicians and surgeons

284

475

Management analysts

229

322

Operations research analysts

72

61

Financial analysts

93

133

Medical and health services managers

388

153

Psychologists

94

31

Education administrators

451

279

Managers, all other

983

1,626

Marketing and sales managers

372

451

Postsecondary teachers

405

454

Medical scientists

68

69

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists

50

45

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.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey