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20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women Full-time Wage and Salary Workers, 2004 Annual Averages

20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women Full-time Wage and Salary Workers, 2004 Annual Averages

(employment in thousands)

OccupationTotal employed
women
Total employed
(both sexes)
Percent
women
Women's
median weekly
earnings
Total, 16 years and older (all employed women full-time wage and salary workers) 44,223101,22443.7%$573
Secretaries and administrative assistants2,5702,65796.7550
Elementary and middle-school teachers1,7722,20696.7550
Registered nurses1,6511,80091.8895
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides1,1131,26188.3383
Cashiers1,0401,37875.5315
Customer service representatives1,0161,35575.0313
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support 1,0011,44169.5636
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 9852,24643.9505
Customer service representatives9671,37970.1504
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks9161,00491.2542
Accountants and auditors8421,38560.8757
Receptionists and information clerks79584793.9463
Retail salespersons7661,86541.1386
Maids and housekeeping cleaners72381889.7324
Secondary school teachers5551,01354.8824
Waiters and waitresses53879967.3327
Financial managers53596155.7839
Teacher assistants50054591.7373
Preschool and kindergarten teachers47348497.7515
Social workers 47262076.1689
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Annual Averages 2004. See also Gender Wage Gap.

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