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Median weekly earnings for the 30 leading occupations for employed women, by sex
(2013 annual averages)

Occupation name

Median weekly earnings

Women

Men

Education administrators

 $    1,130

 $    1,543

Managers, all other

 $    1,105

 $    1,399

Postsecondary teachers

 $    1,100

 $    1,338

Registered nurses

 $    1,086

 $    1,236

Financial managers

 $    1,064

 $    1,518

Accountants and auditors

 $    1,029

 $    1,268

Secondary school teachers

 $      986

 $    1,093

Elementary and middle school teachers

 $      937

 $    1,025

Counselors

 $      884

 $       889

Social workers

 $      818

 $       978

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

 $      748

 $       846

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

 $      732

 -

Secretaries and administrative assistants

 $      677

 $       772

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

 $      670

 $       751

Billing and posting clerks

 $      629

 -

Preschool and kindergarten teachers

 $      624

 -

Customer service representatives

 $      616

 $       639

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

 $      612

 $       778

Office clerks, general

 $      596

 $       620

Receptionists and information clerks

 $      527

 $       600

Retail salespersons

 $      485

 $       719

Teacher assistants

 $      475

 $       501

Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides

 $      450

 $       499

Personal care aides

 $      445

 $       470

Janitors and building cleaners

 $      418

 $       517

Childcare workers

 $      418

 -

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

 $      406

 $       467

Waiters and waitresses

 $      400

 $       449

Cooks

 $      382

 $       411

Cashiers

 $      379

 $       426

Notes:  Median weekly earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers. Data not shown if base is less than 50,000.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat39.htm